Today is August 24th, 8/24, or more recently titled Kobe Bryant Day. Kobe put 20 years of his blood, sweat and tears into the city of Los Angeles and today is his day.
8 – as Chick would call him, ‘The Kid’. Frobe.
24 – the Black Mamba, Vino, the assassin.
Today is a day to look back on Kobe’s career and remember all the highlight reel plays he displayed for fans on a nightly basis.
That’s what we’ll do right here, right now. I’ve compiled GIFs of Kobe dunking on all of the NBA’s 29 other teams for your viewing pleasure.
This dunk altered the course of Josh Smith’s NBA career.
Kobe jamming on some team in an ugly shade of green.
High five! (not)
Charlotte Bobcats (now Hornets)
This was so nasty that it made the Bobcats not want to play competitive basketball.
The Mamba showing out where some guy who wore #23 used to play.
LeBron wanted no part of that.
Kobe dunking on some foreigner he’s better than.
My personal favorite out of the massive library of Kobe jams.
Aw. Poor Brandon Knight. It’s a shame it had to be him.
Golden State Warriors
Kobe throwing it down versus some team who went on to blow a 3-1 lead in the Finals.
“And it was in this moment that Yao knew…he messed up.”
The Shaq-Kobe handoff was a deadly weapon.
Los Angeles Clippers
Chris Paul was murdered on live television.
Memphis (Vancouver) Grizzlies
The Grizzlies considered relocating back to Vancouver after this.
LeBron wanted no part of that. Again.
“Aw what the Buck, Kobe.” – The Bucks
Wouldn’t be the last time Kobe owned KG.
New Orleans Hornets (now Pelicans)
I’m pretty sure Emeka Okafor was never heard from again after this.
New York Knicks
“KOBE BRYANT! WITHOUT REGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE!”
Oklahoma City Thunder
Don’t bring up this series. Just watch the f****** dunk.
Arguably Kobe’s most famous poster, which is on some guy who likes to cry.
Geez, Kobe. What did that poor rim ever do to you?
RIP Steve Nash
Portland Trail Blazers
Frobe was always good for a few posters.
I bet this still makes Doug Christie sad.
San Antonio Spurs
Kobe nearly hit his head on the rim more times than I can count.
The crowd’s reaction says it all.
One of the Bean’s more creative dunks.
Kobe took that poor man’s soul.
Thank you for 20 years worth of dunks, clutch shots, death stares, and of course, the five championships and countless smiles. Today is your day, Kobe Bryant.