It’s game 7 of the 2000 Western Conference NBA finals, winner takes all against the Portland Trailblazers and all the stakes are on the line. Kobe’s Alley-oop to Shaq goes down as one of the most incredible play’s in Kobe Bryant’s illustrious career. Although Kobe and Shaq had their problems, issues here and there, when it all was all said and done these two future Hall of Famer’s got it done and will forever live in Laker legend history.
Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal 2000 NBA champions!
If you remember correctly this game seemed like it was out of reach with 10 minutes and 28 seconds left in the game, Portland was up 75 to 60 and LA was on the verge of blowing it big time!
But luckily the purple and gold pride stepped up and made one of the greatest comebacks of all time in the history of the NBA. Main players like forward Glen Rice, the Big Homie Shaq, “big-game Bob” Robert Horry, Rick Fox, Horace Grant and others… These dudes kept their head in the game, kept their composure and showed the world what Los Angeles Laker basketball is all about. Holla.
(Yo, check out now Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyron Lue to the far left (#10) It literally looks like he’s ten! lol
The Portland trailblazers were pretty decent team with an older banged up Scottie Pippen, Rod Strickland, Mike Dunleavy, Rasheed Wallace, but they were no match for one of the best playoff teams of all time. Kobe Bryant was just so dominant in the series and they had no answer for Shaquille O’Neal. The beast. Man how I love watching this team growing up southside Los Angeles.
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But for now, whattya’ say we relive that magical moment when Kobe crosses over the old wily veteran Scottie Pippen (and one of the 50 Gretatest players of all time) and proceeds to lob it up to a one arm slamming Shaquille O’Neal?
Video: Alley-Oop from Kobe Bryant to Shaquille O’Neal!
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