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Kobe Bryant’s Top 5 Statement Dunks Reviewed by Momizat on . Kobe Bryant's dunk on Omeka Okafor in Game 5 of the Conference Quarter-Finals was the tipping point of the entire series.  Much as been said, written and viewed Kobe Bryant's dunk on Omeka Okafor in Game 5 of the Conference Quarter-Finals was the tipping point of the entire series.  Much as been said, written and viewed Rating:
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Kobe Bryant’s Top 5 Statement Dunks

Kobe Bryant’s dunk on Omeka Okafor in Game 5 of the Conference Quarter-Finals was the tipping point of the entire series.  Much as been said, written and viewed regarding Bryant’s right-handed finish down the lane.  Bryant had been called for a foul on former teammate Trevor Ariza the series before that, and was given the continuation call.  Bryant, angered by the ref’s discretion, retaliated with a play that would have lasting effects until the Lakers eliminated the Hornets on Thursday night.

It was the kind of dunk that serves many purposes.  It wasn’t about sending a message to the Hornets.  It was meant to send a message to the Lakers.  It was as if his frustrations for losing games 1 and 4 were all rolled up into that one play.  That was Bryant’s motivational speech to his teammates.
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No doubt Bryant’s dunk will be clustered with his already lengthy highlight reel of dunks and finishes.  Bryant himself commented after the game that he doesn’t have a whole lot of those left in him, so they are definitely something to be savored and enjoyed.

I’m not here to over-analyze the play.  So for pure enjoyment’s sake, let’s take a look at Bryant’s top 5 statement dunks.  These are the dunks in traffic.  One on one.  Mano a mano.  No fastbreaks.  Like the bomb he dropped on Okefor, these are the dunks that we enjoy like it happened yesterday.

We’ll start with Okefor’s Thursday night funeral.  Statement:  Enough fooling around.  It’s time to win this series.

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  • http://twitter.com/markrlangston Mark Langston

    This only angers me more that we won’t see the greatness that is Kobe Bryant until next season. And Kobe can say what he wants to about just “winning one game”; looking calm and unfazed by the Grand Canyon-sized hole they’ve dug for themselves. Their season is over. They might as well not even bother showing up in Dallas and just forfeit the entire series.

    Right now the sting and disappointment of the possibility that two-time champs will be swept is way too fresh to start remembering how great Kobe and the Lakers are. Excuse me, were.

    The only thing I can do is close my eyes and wait until next season starts.

    • defcon4

      if lakers don’t win this year…kobe isn’t getting another ring

      • mike

        if there is a season….

  • Cruzgerman216

    I’m proud of kobe and the rest of the team.

    • Anthony24

      im proud of Kobe and the lakers always even when they lose even if dont win the championship ill always support them

  • Scgtwx

    dunk on D. Howard tops the one on Yao, hands down… My nuts. Your face. PERIOD.

  • Scgtwx

    dunk on D. Howard tops the one on Yao, hands down… My nuts. Your face. PERIOD.

  • Scgtwx

    dunk on D. Howard tops the one on Yao, hands down… My nuts. Your face. PERIOD.

  • Scgtwx

    dunk on D. Howard tops the one on Yao, hands down… My nuts. Your face. PERIOD.

  • Anthony24

    schoolage i loved that duck i jumped out of my chair when i saw that

  • Eazy

    All of em are sikk but i dnt think da Utah one should b in this. you should of replaced that with the one over wallace at UNLV

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