Kobe Bryant could always throw it down. He’s probably best remembered for his fadeaway jumper, but he could yam with the best of them, too.
In his memory, footage from a 15-year-old Kobe’s first ever dunk contest in 1994 has emerged online. Yeah, he’s always had it.
Kobe Bryant showing off his dance moves & athleticism in his first ever dunk contest 🙌
— Hoops Department (@hoopsdepartment) August 8, 2021
In the pantheon of all-time great dunk contest performances, Kobe’s 1997 dunk contest title doesn’t get as much love as, say, Vince Carter in 2000, but, yes, Kobe won the dunk contest as a rookie… coming straight out of high school!
The guy could do it all.