Posted February 06, 2013

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant dunks on Nets’ Kris Humphries and Gerald Wallace

Ben Golliver, Brooklyn Nets, Gerald Wallace, Kobe Bryant, Kris Humphries, Los Angeles Lakers

By Ben Golliver

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant threw down a monster dunk in traffic over Kris Humphries and Gerald Wallace on Tuesday during the fourth quarter against the Nets at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

“As far as the dunk, I just had the lane and I took it,” Bryant said in a postgame interview with NBA TV. “I was upset because I missed so many easy ones all night long. I had a lane to the basket and I took it. I thought it was an and-one but I think the ref was surprised that I actually dunked it.”

The Lakers defeated the Nets 92-83 to improve to 23-26 and win for the sixth time in seven games. Bryant finished with a team-high 21 points (on 9-of-24 shooting), eight rebounds, four assists and four steals in 37 minutes.

Check out the super slow-motion version of the dunk below.

Bryant’s slam is an outside candidate in the “Dunk of the Year” conversation, which includes: Nick Young over Larry SandersKevin Durant over Marcin GortatGerald Henderson over Dwight HowardByron Mullens over LaMarcus AldridgeJeff Green over Al Jefferson and Harrison Barnes over Nikola Pekovic.

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