NBA, Video / Mar 10, 2010 / 10:15 am

If Clutch Was A Cologne, It Would Smell Like Kobe

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  • fallinup

    To be a Toronto Fan is to hate Kobe with a passion. He’s made the Raptors his victim soooo many times.

  • Martech

    I LOVE KOBE SOOO MUCH, MARTECH RULES

  • the_don_mega

    nice… it was funny how they left the baseline wide open and they rotated too late…

  • life-p

    Andrew Bynum’s face at the end of the clip says it all!

  • Greywolf

    Where are all the “Kobe is overrated in the clutch according to 82games.com” haters now?

  • crimewave

    kobe is too cold…

  • http://www.bbclommel.be Bert

    Didn’t he travel? He jabbed with his right foot and before letting go of the ball took his left foot of the floor. So it’s a travel.

  • http://heckler@aol.com Heckler

    i think that is now 6 GW shots Kobe has had this season.
    Lebron might be mvp again this season.

    but we should call Lebron MVP 45.
    because he the man for the first 45minutes of the game.

    in the last 3 minutes, i know ALL of you (even the haters) want Kobe!

  • Kermit The Washington

    Kobe gave ‘em the Jordan Fadeaway! I’m sorry; NO ONE ELSE has ever gotten that shot down since Jordan, except for Kobe. Not like that. It’s uncanny. Right down to the jab step that Bert is talking about (if any of you have seen Michael Jordan – Come Fly With Me, Dean Smith mentioned it and how it was called a travel in college but but not in the NBA).

  • UncheckedAggression

    Come on, greywolf. Small sammple sizes don’t mean shit. You wanna get lumped into the same crowd that doesn’t accept global warming because last month was cold in their hometown? 82games tracks stats and trends, they doesn’t bias data towards someone that made their jaw drop a few times at the end of games. If you wanna go there, just as many people are blown away that Kobe still shoots the ball when he’s draped in 2 defenders and fading away.

    Kermit- I will add that I agree. Only Kobe has mastered that fadeaway since Jordan.

    Good shot. Also not a very smart one. But as I pointed out a week ago, sometimes Kobe goes into that mode and actually comes out on top. All I know is I’m glad he does shit like this, because it makes the Lakers beatable. They were pretty close to losing 4 in a row.

  • UncheckedAggression

    Wow I need to look over my writing before I post. Sorry for the shitty grammar

  • SJ

    BLATANT travel! Nobody else see that? You even get two angles of his airfare…

  • .

    ditto on the travel. lifted his pivot foot before ball hit the floor. sick shot though.

  • ever

    look at the video’s again people. he didn’t travel. he made a hesitation move before the shot. i looks like a travel from the mid-court sideline angle, but it isn’t. look at the wide angle of baseline and you’ll see it.

  • RC

    It was an amazing shot fading back hard and to the right slightly. Toronto covered good. But its Kobe what can you do.

    The only thing is Toronto would have won that game if it wasn’t for the ghost fouls they called on Bosh and Antoine Wright when they contested Kobe. I think the officiating needs to be more accurate that’s all. Kobe does a good job selling it and he has the superstar status to go with it.

  • Drink the Haterade

    Damn, listen to all that hate… IF Kobe would have just pulled y’all would be sayin that he still traveled. It wasnt called, not like your fav player doesnt get calls.

  • Spliff 2 My Lou

    Ha ha Chris Webber calls Mariano Rivera Mario Riviera in the second video.

  • SJ

    Some of you need to stop sucking on his rapist nuts. Look at the damn video and it’s an obvious travel call. He didn’t Bad Porn that shit, but he did travel. I don’t get into the Kobe vs LeBron crap and don’t care if that’s your thing, but how can you not see it. Maybe you have selective vision?

  • OneZero

    SJ.

    we don’t suck on the rapist nuts.

    the so called “rapist” is just too damn of a good player. yes, the game-winning shot proves that the Lakers are indeed beatable, but how many players can do that sh1t?

    and its not a travel, geez

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    I don’t know, I guess it’s just different people in the world, but I just don’t know people or have homies that look at a video like that and go….”He traveled?!”

    I mean seriously? Where dey they doing that at?

    I guess somewhere.

    Anyway Kobe just need to be like the And1 dudes with just a host of nicknames declaring his glory.

    It’s Kobe
    aka Lord of the Rings,
    aka Black Mamba,
    aka Armageddon,
    aka The definition of Clutch,
    aka Send the whole squad and I still ain’t passing the rock and will still find a way to kill ya team’s dreams, aka…..

  • fred

    @SJ stfu….. kobe hater …..always pointing out whats wrong w/ someone.. did u also see when lebron crab-dribbled??? o well thats life now deal w/ it..looser..

  • KanDMan

    Not one but two refs looking right at Kobe aka Showbe..neither called traveling..but all you armchair refs want the call..Uh oh here comes the conspiracy theory. How the refs want the lakes to win, the game rigged etc..if so why did the shot he missed in Orlando not be called a foul or a do over. Appreciate the dude for what he’s doing..pure ice water in his veins ask Matty Barnes…

  • KanDMan

    Not one but two refs right there watching Kobe aka Showbe. No traveling call yet all the armchair refs call traveling. Uh oh here come the conspiracy theory. You know the one where its said the the refs cheat, the Lakers get favoritism or the game is rigged. If so why did they not call a foul or something on the shot against Olrlando, you no a “Do Over”? Come on even you haters have to see that Kobe has ice water in his veins Sk Matty Barnes (No reaction on the ball fake. If you’re team is not up double digits look out. “There goes that man mama”

  • dmitry of jersey

    i’m by far not the biggest kobe fan out there… but who the fuck cares that it’s a travel??? if the refs called every travel in the NBA teams would average 40 turnovers every game.

    that was a sick shot… end of story.

    if you want to hate on story, wait til the next time he goes 7-25fg in a playoff game.. but this is not a good time.

  • dmitry of jersey

    *hate on Kobe… not story

  • Me

    Not one but two refs right there watching Kobe aka Showbe. No traveling call yet all the armchair refs call traveling. Uh oh here come the conspiracy theory. You know the one where its said the the refs cheat, the Lakers get favoritism or the game is rigged. If so why did they not call a foul or something on the shot against Olrlando, you no a “Do Over”? Come on even you haters have to see that Kobe has ice water in his veins ask Matty Barnes (No reaction on the ball fake. If you’re team is not up double digits look out. “There goes that man mama”

  • KanDman

    Sorry for multiple posts

  • Ed Hill

    If he was so clutch, he would’ve made the shot in Orlando. Instead it was Barnes who busted one in kb’s eye.

  • Andy

    As a Toronto fan, I wasn’t dissapointed because I know that at least the Raptors can beat // keep up with the lakers till the end. But as a LeBron James hater, I was glad to see this because it just further seperates Kobe from Lebron from being the best player in the league.

  • Conoro

    Ed Hill, you are a complete idiot. Never watch basketball again. Appreciate a man not only trying to achieve GOAT status, but actually succeeding in accomplishing that goal.

    - If Gasol stays this soft, as astounding as Kobe is… he can only carry the Lakers so far.

    - Artest needs to play lockdown D and HIT the open 3′s.

    - Odom needs to continue to do what’s he been doing all season long (if he had more minutes, this would be one of his more consistent years).

    - Pau needs to acquire some balls, as he seems to have lost the pair he had last year.

    - Bynum is an enigma.

    - Bench needs to… weather the storms. That’s all.

  • DeezNutz

    who doesnt travel in the NBA? Lebron is the king of traveling no says anything about that. stop hatin just cause Kobe aint on your squad.

  • Matt b for preZ

    Seriously, how many Kobe ball washers are there on the dime staff?

  • HoopaD

    I’m a HUUUGE fan of KB and what he does. I’m a huge fan of LeBron, too. Both are top notch. After watching the vid, I gotta agree with Bert and SJ about the travel. He switched his pivot foot before the drop. You can see it better from the 2nd angle. Great shot, though, and I still count it on his hit list. But you can’t deny the travel.

  • http://www.solomonlieberman.com Solomon Lieberman

    “If Clutch Was A Cologne, It Would Smell Like Kobe” = Best headline of 2010 (so far…)

  • S-SiN

    Raps to Kobe are whaty the Cavs were for Mike.. 69 point game, 1988, 1993..