Kobe Bryant has had a spring in his step this season and Josh Smith found out all about it.
More than at the rim, when Smith was trailing and Kobe was dunking, Smith learned the lesson out hight when Kobe blew by him. Then Kobe elevated to throw down and there was nothing Smith could do about it but look bad.
Smith had his chance at revenge but fumbled the ball out of bounds on a play to win the game (to be fair, Devin Harris didn’t throw a good pass and by the time he got it there Smith had to rush because Dwight Howard was closing in for the block). At the end of the game, Kobe was the guys making plays and scoring of Smith. He was playing like it was the 1990s again.
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NBA All-Star voting is over, and now we have the results. The starters are in, and what’s left is for us to wait until they announce the teams after they are picked in double secret ceremony.
Of course, the NBA did release the full voting results via their PR website this week, and as such there are some head scratchers. My boy Patrick Redford over at Deadspin did an excellent job rounding up some of the players who got exactly one (1) vote from other players.
The gag here is that these guys presumably voted for themselves.
players who got exactly one all-star vote that was definitely them voting for themselves:
– Nerlens Noel – Gerald Green – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – Mario Hezonja – Kosta Koufas – Cam Payne – Langston Galloway – Luke Kennard