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Kobe Bryant dunks on two Nets defenders (Video)

Kobe Bryant may be 34 years old, but he still has the athleticism of an 18-year-old.

Late in the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 92-83 win over the Brooklyn Nets Tuesday, Bryant noticed the shot clock winding down and decided to drive to the hoop. He went around Gerald Wallace who was guarding him man-to-man, and then dunked on Wallace and Kris Humphries in an electrifying finish.

The dunk was so impressive that even the opposing fans at the Barclays Center cheered in response.

Bryant finished with 21 points in the win, which gives the Lakers 10 straight victories over the Nets. Kobe has actually had some other highlight-reel dunks this season, so this wasn’t his first jaw-dropping moment in the past few months.

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EKU’s Marcus Lewis throws down sick alley-oop off inbounds pass (Video)

Marcus Lewis dunkEastern Kentucky junior guard Marcus Lewis threw down a sick alley-oop off an inbounds pass during his team’s 81-72 win over Southeast Missouri State on Saturday.

Lewis caught his defender sleeping and sneaked in down the lane for a monster throw down. He was at least a foot above the rim, and he got up so high that the bottom of his foot was level with a defender’s chin.

Lewis had 10 points in 27 minutes. His dunk was so impressive that one of the team’s assistant coaches, Luke Strege, began promoting it over his Twitter account. He passed it along to various college basketball writers and even tried to get it on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays. The play was definitely highlight-reel worthy.

JaVale McGee throws an alley-oop to himself (Video)

JaVale-McGee-self-alley-oopDenver Nuggets center JaVale McGee is one of the most athletic big men in the league. He simply has trouble remaining focused. On Tuesday, Denver coach George Karl ripped McGee and called him lazy. Maybe the message got through, even for just a brief second.

As you can see, McGee threw a pretty alley-oop to himself off the glass in the third quarter of a win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. For those of you who are thinking about the similar stunt he pulled last season with the Washington Wizards that got him benched, this was a bit of a different situation. Unlike that dunk, McGee used the self alley-oop against Houston to shake a couple of defenders. When he was benched, he was all alone on a fast break.

For every beautiful dunk McGee has, he usually responds with a handful of bone-headed mistakes like this pass. Since he had a solid game on Wednesday (14 points on 6 of 7 shooting), perhaps Karl’s best bet would be to rest him for a couple games to recharge his batteries.

SDSU’s Jamaal Franklin throws down incredible self alley-oop (Video)

jamaal franklin dunkSan Diego State’s Jamaal Franklin threw down what may be the dunk of the season in college hoops. The junior guard was dribbling up the court on a fastbreak Wednesday at Fresno State. For some reason, Franklin decided to throw the ball off the backboard. He let his pass go from beyond the 3-point line, split two defenders, and then power-jammed home the ball.

It was an absolutely incredible alley-oop.

“That was just me being myself,” Franklin said of the dunk after the game, via the Associated Press. “A lot of players won’t do that, but I’m real thankful my teammates have confidence in me.”

The Aztecs beat Fresno State 65-62 in their conference opener. Franklin had 20 points and a career-high 18 rebounds. He leads the team with 17.4 points and 10.5 rebounds per game.

Video via @cjzero

Eric Bledsoe dunks lob from Chris Paul with crazy power (Video)

eric-bledsoe-dunkEric Bledsoe did his best Blake Griffin impression on Friday night by ferociously throwing down a lob from Chris Paul during the Clippers’ 97-85 win over the Sacramento Kings. The third-year guard got crazy height on his jump, and he went flying through the air to power home the pass from CP3 in the final minute of the game.

Bledsoe only had six points and a horrific seven turnovers in 19 minutes, but his ridiculous dunk is what people will remember. That much height and that much power from a guy who’s only 6-foot-1? If he entered the dunk contest, he could probably put on a show like Nate Robinson. My goodness. Lob City indeed.

Chris Paul tweeted the following after the game:

Let’s also give it up to the Clippers for setting a franchise record with their 12th straight win.

Gerald Henderson broke out his go go gadget arms on this monster dunk (Video)

gerald-henderson-dunkGerald Henderson had a great chance to give the Charlotte Bobcats a win over the Los Angeles Lakers, but he missed a layup with less than five seconds left. Even though Charlotte blew an 18-point lead and lost 101-100 to the Lakers, at least Henderson had a moment for the highlight reel.

With less than eight minutes left in the game, Henderson received a bounce pass and then took off from outside the circle for a crazy dunk over Dwight Howard. That dunk was pretty sick. Henderson went 6-16 for 19 points in the loss.

To give you the full feel of the game, we offer you the video below that proves the Bobcats are still as inept as ever. They had about four shots to beat the Lakers on their final possession, but they blew it. Here’s the video:

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Russell Westbrook had a monster dunk and then did a hilarious walk (Video)

Russell Westbrook threw down an absolute monster of a dunk in Oklahoma City’s thrashing of the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday.

Right before halftime, Westbrook blew by Bobcats guard Kemba Walker and elevated for the power jam to put the Thunder up 64-24 going into the break.

“They was sleeping. Everybody’s head turned, so I decided to go and take off,” Westbrook said of the dunk.

Westbrook was then asked why he threw down so hard.

“It’s a tendency. I have a tendency of dunking the ball like that. Just natural, I guess.”

According to the Associated Press, the 40-point advantage was the fifth-largest halftime lead of the shot clock era. I really can’t imagine a team doing worse than scoring 24 points in one half of an NBA game. That’s pathetic, especially considering that the Bobcats appeared to be turning things around.

Westbrook finished with 12 points and 11 assists and didn’t need to play more than 21 minutes in the blowout.