In case you missed it, on Tuesday night at Barclays Center, Kobe Bryant turned back the clock and threw down a vicious dunk over/between Gerald Wallace and Kris Humphries.
On the night, Bryant managed to shoot just 9-of-24, but he made big plays down the stretch and helped the Lakers pull out a 92-83 victory over the Nets.
The play of the game occurred with 2:42 remaining in the fourth quarter and it broke an 80-all tie. SNY.tv has been at Barclays Center all season long and aside from Joe Johnson’s game winning shot in double overtime against the Detroit Pistons way back on Dec. 14, this was, without question, the most thunderous eruption we’ve heard on a single play at Barclays.
Hit the jump for the video, as well as to read what Bryant had to say when asked about the dunk after the game.
When asked what he was thinking during the play, Bryant was completely honest.
“I was pretty shocked that the lane was so wide open,” he said. “I think that everybody has been drinking the ‘Kobe pass Kool-Aid’ so everybody kinda stayed on the perimeter with the shooters. [The lane] parted like the Red Sea, so, I felt a little like Moses.”
Bryant has been battling a sore elbow lately and according to him, it has affected his shots near the basket. It hurt after the play, but he certainly wouldn’t let that be known.
“It hurt, afterward,” he said. “But after a play like that, you can’t grab your arm. It messes up the swag of the moment, so you gotta kinda suck it up.”
Overall, he enjoyed his first game at Barclays Center.
“You get a lot of oohs and aahs are crossovers and stuff like that, so it’s a fun place to play.”