10 Best Kobe Bryant Dunks
The 10 Best Kobe Bryant Dunks comprise some of the most exciting moments in the career of one of the NBA's greatest stars. Kobe Bryant is one of the most creative and athletic open court players in professional basketball and his career highlights video could last all day. His dunks span the spectrum: One-handed jams over the top of taller defenders. Catches and dunks off of lob plays from a teammate. Mid-air twists and spin—some to elude a defender, others just because—that finish with one or two hands.
Here is a description of 10 classic Kobe Bryant dunks:
- Kobe used a quick step and dribble to get around Kevin Garnett. Then rose along the baseline in front of the rim, ducked under and powered the ball through on the other side with his right hand.
- Dribbling from left to right, he switched the ball from a left-handed dribble to his right hand. He then rose up over Houston Rockets center Yao Ming and dunked it over his head.
- At New York's Madison Square Garden he used an explosive first step to get past a defender. Then drove the baseline and glided under the hoop before slamming it on the reverse side.
- Catching a long outlet pass from Robert Horry. Which enabled Kobe to wrap the ball around his waste to get a defender off balance, then crossed over, rose and dunked the ball over his head with one hand.
- Taking a bounce pass in the lane from a teammate. Kobe caught the ball in rhythm and rose up, cocked his right arm back and dunked over the top of San Antonio Spurs center David Robinson.
- Blowing past Orlando Magic defender Penny Hardaway, Kobe aggressively went straight between remaining defenders with two hands holding the ball aloft and dunking with power.
- After a steal, he took the ball to the hoop. After which, he leapt and turned a complete 360 degrees in the air before dunking the ball with both hands.
- He turned the corner on a defender and rose underneath the basket. Following that with a 180 degree twist in the air, ramming the ball through the rim with two hands.
- He poked the ball away from Jason Kidd during the NBA All-Star game. Then gathered it and had the entire court ahead of him open to be creative with anyone who attempted to impede him. He brought the ball up from his waist with two hands and dunked it over his head as his body spun 90 degrees.
- Making eye contact with teammate Shaquille O'Neal before streaking down the lane. Then, rising to meet O'Neal's pass Kobe slammed it through the hoop with two hands over his head as he twisted away from the rim.