Kobe Bryant throws down first in-game dunk since surgery (Video)
Kobe Bryant threw down his first dunk of the NBA season since returning from surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles’ tendon.
Kobe’s dunk came midway through the first quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers’ game with the Phoenix Suns, which marked Bryant’s second game back. He got a pass from Pau Gasol in the post, faced up on P.J. Tucker and then drove past him baseline and finished with the jam.
While it was great to see Kobe dunk, he really didn’t have the same explosiveness that we’re used to seeing. Even as recently as last season Kobe was dunking hard on fools, but he certainly didn’t this time.
Here’s a look at the clearance he got: