Originally written on NBA 24/7 365  |  Last updated 11/9/14
In today’s recap post I mentioned that Kobe Bryant twice torched Gerald Wallace for point-blank scores in crunch time.  It was a vague but factually-correct description of what had happened, as Bryant indeed scored a go-ahead dunk as well as another key layup.  That said, my brief depiction, though accurate, just might constitute the understatement of the century.  I put it that way on purpose because I wanted to preserve the hype for this Poster of the Day segment.  It just so happens that one of Kobe’s “point-bank scores” — the go-ahead dunk — was also one of the filthiest throw downs of the season to date.  Behold: Bryant and his Lakers haven’t exactly been putting together a season to remember, but I suppose we were all fools for failing to consider that this was his first ever visit to the Barclays Center.  I refuse to believe it a coincidence that Kobe’s single most spectacular play of this 17th season took place in his inaugural appearance at the billion-dollar building, which makes this whole scenario all the more Kobe and therefore all the more epic.  The Mamba always leaves its mark. Note: 6/10 for DeAndre Jordan on Nene, which happened on the 4th.  I didn’t know about it so it never got posted. Dunk rating on the Starbury Nastiness Scale: 9/10 2012/13 Daily Poster Stats Throwback Poster of the Day: Antonio Davis on Ben Wallace…
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