Kobe Bryant was known for scoring in many ways, as he still currently sits 4th on the all-time scoring list with 33,643 points! Bean was famous for his killer midrange, but was also a major threat to take flight. In this article, we are going to take a look at Kobe’s top 5 slams!
5) “Buckle Up”
In 2003, Kobe Bryant threw down one of the nastiest posters of all-time in the Target Center. Bean attacked the baseline and stuffed it over the Minnesota big man. Kevin Harlan was on the call that night and made the famous quote: “Kobe Bryant just sucked the gravity out of the Target Center.”
4) “The Revenge Slam“
After winning the MVP award over him in 2006, Kobe wanted to let Steve Nash know that he took it personally. After a great hustle play from Lamar Odom, Kobe took flight and served up a facial on Steve Nash!
3) Welcome to the NBA, Dwight
During the 2004-05 season, Kobe had a special present to welcome the league’s newest big man, Dwight Howard. Howard recalls the play vividly. He stated: “That’s when I realized I was still a rookie. I tried to just stand there because I thought he was gonna shoot a jump shot. He came down the lane and dunked it so hard. It was just like…. BOOM!”
2) “The Wrap-Around”
Perhaps one of Bean’s most remembered dunks. After a made free-throw, and an incredible outlet pass, Kobe decided that he would give the fans their money’s worth. It’s safe to say that this throw-down qualifies as “Showtime.”
1) Flight 24
During the preseason in 1997, Kobe Bryant slammed it over one of the league’s top defenders, Ben Wallace. In only his second year, Bean showed signs of becoming special talent, and this is a prime example. Check out the veterans on the bench!