Throwback: Kobe Bryant dunks over Steve Nash

Photo: David Kadlubowski/azcentral sports

Rewinding back to April 26, 2006, the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns were battling it out in game 2 of the first round of the playoffs. A game that provided a memorable Kobe Bryant moment. One of many, of course.

The Lakers were down 1-0 in the series and held a 7-point lead with just over 3 minutes to play. Lamar Odom hustled for the long-rebound and flung it to Bryant, who exploded to the rim. Posterizing Steve Nash in the process.

Nash was trying to call a charge but was instead called for a block. Sending Bryant to the free-throw line after the highlight dunk.

The Lakers won the game 99-93 but lost the series 4-3. But the Bryant dunk on Nash was one for the history books. No matter how much time passes, it comes around again every now-and-then.

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