Signs a player on the court just did something exceptionally sick:
1- Audible sounds of shock and awe from the crowd, before the shot even goes down, and especially when a player is playing on the road. [Check.]
2- Teammates on the bench all stand up in preparation for cheering wildly once the shot falls. [Check.]
3- Defender slides so far out of the picture that one of the game’s all-time great scorers finds himself as wide open as possible for a 20-foot jumper in a half-court set, which he calmly knocks down. [Check.]
Just a summary of what went down as Kobe Bryant stopped on a dime, watched O.J. Mayo fly right on by, and dribbled through his legs before pulling up for the easy jumper in the first half against the Mavericks on Sunday.