Throughout his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant has left fans with a number of memories. Be it a ridiculous scoring outing, a cold-blooded clutch shot to win the game, or an outstanding moment that shows just how tough he is, Kobe has truly done it all.
On this day, however, we focus solely on the aerial exploits of the Black Mamba by reviewing the best dunks of Kobe Bryant’s career.
The great thing about Kobe, and the difficult thing about constructing this list, is that there are so many different kinds of dunks to choose from. From windmills to tomahawk jams, to 360s and reverses, Kobe has done just about every dunk possible.
The situation for each dunk also plays a role in how memorable they are. Does a crazy dunk in the middle of an average regular-season game mean as much as a huge slam in a playoff game or a clutch dunk in the 4th quarter?
From his younger days when he was just getting started in the NBA, to his final years when people weren’t sure if he could still elevate, Kobe proved that when it came to throwing it down, he was one of the best in the business.