Cerebral Assassin: Kobe’s 6 Gutsiest Moments

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In one week, Kobe Bryant’s illustrious 20-year-career will be over. We’ve watched a man relentlessly grapple with the likes of Jordan, LeBron, Shaq, and more over a span of two decades. Kobe’s competitive fervor never changed. His stone-cold demeanor always was amplified during the final stretches of games. There was always a switch. He would morph into a full-fledge sniper and gun his adversaries down with no regard. For that, we loved Kobe. With just a few more games left in his career, we decided to pay homage to the Black Mamba.

Los Angeles Lakers v Washington Wizards

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Check Out Kobe’s Gutsiest Moments Ever!

Kobe Goes For 81 Against the Raptors

Kobe did the unthinkable when he torched the Raptors for a whopping 81 points. Basket after basket, Kobe clawed his team back to not only win, but make history.

Kobe Sticks a Dagger into the Heart of Phoenix

The Mamba struck again when he played the Suns in Game 4 of the 2006 Playoffs. First, he tied the game up with a layup. Then, in overtime, he pulled up in the face of two defenders and nailed a game-winner at the buzzer. Sadly, the Lakers would lose that series in seven games, after they blew a 3-1 lead.