Welcome to the City of Champions, Dwight.
Hustle. When all else fails...hustle.
|05/09/99||101 - 100||Rockets||Playoffs, game-winning FTs with 5.3 secs left|
|12/27/99||108 - 106||Mavericks||Game-winning FTs|
|02/13/01||113 - 110||Nets||OT Game-winning layup with the and-1|
|05/10/00||97 - 96||Phoenix||Playoffs, jumper over Jason Kidd|
|06/14/00||120 - 118||Pacers||NBA Finals, off reb and put back*|
|11/16/00||112 - 110||Kings||OT game-tying 3 pointer for OT, & jumper for win|
|02/07/01||85 - 83||Phoenix||Jumper with 2.7 sec|
|01/02/02||87 - 86||Nuggets||Offensive reb and the jumper|
|02/22/02||96 - 94||Hornets||First career buzzer-beater jumper|
|03/24/02||97 - 96||Kings||Fade-away with 36 sec|
|05/12/02||87 - 85||Spurs||Playoffs, off reb for the put back|
|12/06/02||105 - 103||Mavericks||28-point game comeback, spin-around jumper|
|04/04/03||102 - 101||Grizzlies||Buzzer beater jumper|
|04/06/03||115 - 113||Suns||Final jumper with 28.6 sec|
|12/19/03||101 - 99||Nuggets||Game after the trial, fade-away|
|02/17/04||89 - 86||Blazers||Layup and the foul|
|03/03/04||96 - 93||Rockets||Jumper over Yao with 22 sec*|
|03/21/04||104 - 103||Bucks||OT jumper with 25 sec|
|04/14/04||105 - 104||Blazers||OT game-tying 3-pointer for OT, & g-winning 3-pt buzzer beater|
|03/13/05||117 - 116||Bobcats||Pump fake jumper for the win|
|11/02/05||99 - 97||Nuggets||OT jumper after the Kwame brick|
|12/04/05||99 - 98||Bobcats||Game-winning FTs|
|01/07/06||112 - 109||Clippers||Game-winning off-the-window shot*|
|01/12/06||99 - 98||Cavaliers||Jumper against Lebron with 8 sec, & Lebron choking|
|04/30/06||99 - 98||Suns||OT game-tying tear drop for OT, and game-winning jumper|
|01/14/08||123 - 121||Sonics||OT game-winning jumper|
|01/09/09||121 - 119||Pacers||Jumper against Jarrett Jack with 3 sec|
|12/04/09||108 - 107||Heat||Game-winning buzzer-beater 3-pointer over Wade|
|12/16/09||107 - 106||Bucks||Game-winning buzzer-beating jumper over Bell|
|01/01/10||109 - 108||Kings||Game-winning buzzer-beater 3-pointer 4.1 seconds left and 0.1 remaining|
|01/31/10||90 - 89||Celtics||Game-winning jumper over Ray Allen with 7.3 remaining|
|02/23/10||99 - 98||Grizzlies||Game-winning three 4.3 remaining|
|03/9/10||109 - 107||Raptors||17-foot fadeaway with 1.9 left|
* denotes eventual game-winner
Suck it, Miami!
This reason why Kobe is such a beast from the post this season.
A couple weeks ago I posted a video of Kobe Bryant's MVP Award press conference. At the conference, fellow teammate, Luke Walton, jokingly asks Kobe:
Luke Walton: Since you said that you couldn't have won [the MVP] award without your teammates, you gonna be getting your teammates any sort of gifts?
Kobe laughs and replies, "...You know I will. You know I will."
Earlier this week the Lakers had a team dinner, which Kobe used as the opportune time to surprise his 14 teammates with this:
A Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph. One for each teammate, engraved with their name and year.
- $9,000 each.