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Happy 34th Birthday Kobe Bryant | 34 (+10) Most Amazing Kobe Moments

Published on August 23rd, 2012 by Astramskas, David | 6,076 views

34 years ago today a JellyBean named his seed after a Japanese beef.  34 years later, many of us have nicknamed that beef after a deadly snake and labeled it our favorite or the best in the NBA and to many one of the best ever.  Bleacher Report writer Adam Fromal created a nice tribute to the snake/iVillage writer called “34 Most Amazing Kobe Bryant Career Highlights to Celebrate Mamba’s 34th Birthday

Here’s his list with videos for each.  If you want to read his full description of each moment please go to the original article on LA Times. Following his 34 are an additional 10.

  1. Drafted and Traded, 1996 – Picked 13th by the Hornets and traded to the Lakers for Vlade Divac
  2. First NBA Start, 1997 – Kobe scored 12pts, 3rebs, 2ast, 2stls, 1blk  & Lakers beat the Mavs by 19
  3.  [youtube id="5QYeuYcJdfo" width="600" height="350"]
  4. Scoring 33 Against Michael Jordan, 1997 – MJ scored 36 & Bulls won
    [youtube id="TC-kKQMue4g" width="600" height="350"]
  5. Slam Dunk Champion, 1997
    [youtube id="9Yz01Ae39y4" width="600" height="350"]
  6. Dunking on Ben Wallace
    [youtube id="M4ThiRFdo0Q" width="600" height="350"]
  7. 2000 Western Conference Finals, Game 7
    [youtube id="NLOMEmRQ40U" width="600" height="350"] 
  8. 2000 NBA Finals, Game 4
    [youtube id="C7Lp5aQq4zI" width="600" height="350"]
  9. All-Star Game MVP, 2002
    [youtube id="StD188PYUpA" width="600" height="350"]
  10. Kobe over Todd MacCulloch, 2002
    [youtube id="9EDilYikI1k" width="600" height="350"]
  11. Hitting 12 3-Pointers, 2003
    [youtube id="Mn3nw6eodrE" width="600" height="350"]
  12. Scoring Explosion in February of 2003: 9 straight 4o+ point games
    [youtube id="gDNdS43CK-Q" width="600" height="350"]
  13. The Passing of the Torch, 2003 – Kobe scores 55 points against MJ
    [youtube id="GSaKPHSEtRM" width="600" height="350"]
  14. Poor Vincent Yarbrough, 2003
    [youtube id="WXo0x0ZiNoE" width="600" height="350"]
  15. Before They Were Teammates, 2004 – Dunks on Dwight Howard
    [youtube id="8p5M6KKx6GA" width="600" height="350"]
  16. Kobe Wins the Division, 2004
    [youtube id="v4qcpren5a0" width="600" height="350"]
  17. Kobe Goes Reverse Against KG, 2004
    [youtube id="_P_W3jmrkks" width="600" height="350"]
  18. Shaquille O’Neal Traded in 2004
    [youtube id="GBnPYa9MH_k" width="600" height="350"]
  19. Outscoring Dallas Mavericks Through Three Quarters, 2006 – 62pts in 3 quarters
    [youtube id="JiYXnpfNFrk" width="600" height="350"]
  20. Dropping 81, 2006
    [youtube id="FeXZY4eVLlo" width="600" height="350"]
  21. 30 in a Quarter vs Jazz, 2006
    [youtube id="N0xzdqaHAk8" width="600" height="350"]
  22. Before They Were Teammates, 2006 -Dunks on Steve Nash
    [youtube id="2G7LkhJr8IA" width="600" height="350"]
  23. Kobe over Yao, 2006
    [youtube id="WNemKXW6YcM" width="600" height="350"]
  24. 2006 Western Conference First Round, Game 4
    [youtube id="MLXR_IlFiaQ" width="600" height="350"]
  25. 50 Is a Nice Number, 2007 – 50+pts in 4 straight games
    [youtube id="nHPf0yz4P2Q" width="600" height="350"]
  26. The Self-Pass
    [youtube id="5OzjvF3p5m4" width="600" height="350"]
  27. 2008 MVP
    [youtube id="A5EYs4i9CLE" width="600" height="350"]
  28. 61 at Madison Square Garden, 2009
    [youtube id="TNCltZmsBpg" width="600" height="350"]
  29. 2009 NBA Finals, Game 1
    [youtube id="i2y4TjxABKo" width="600" height="350"]
  30. Becoming the Lakers’ All-Time Leading Scorer, 2010
    [youtube id="LsYm78u055E" width="600" height="350"]
  31. 2010 Western Conference Finals, Game 6 – 37pts
    [youtube id="OsEg7NG3WIo" width="600" height="350"]
  32. Kobe Isn’t Human – vs Matt Barnes
    [youtube id="BUdLLdR8Pow" width="600" height="350"]
  33. Kobe Posterizes Okafor, 2011
    [youtube id="sr0-NKkV-RI" width="600" height="350"]
  34. So many Buzzer Beaters
     [youtube id="iiNFJoRT22A" width="600" height="350"]
  35. All the Championships
     [youtube id="KoKEXLokJM8" width="600" height="350"]
    [youtube id="Aq2QYPBppTI" width="600" height="350"] 
If that wasn’t a cornucopia of Kobeness for you then feel free to spend the remaining part of your day watching these bonus vids.
  1. 1995 High School Dunk Contest – beats Lester Earl 
     [youtube id="KPw7MCAXHBk" width="600" height="350"]
  2. Kobe wins High School Championship
     [youtube id="rDZBm_mABKU" width="600" height="350"]
  3. Shaq & Kobe Co-MVPs at AllStar Game
    [youtube id="pAzRg-o_s0M" width="600" height="350"]
  4. Kobe dunks on Shaq (in practice)
    [youtube id="wygM8Qd79O4" width="600" height="350"] 
  5. Kobe’s first commercial
    [youtube id="dfXsfcL_CNQ" width="600" height="350"] 
  6. Kobe’s first Nike commercial
    [youtube id="yTI6i3PBKg4" width="600" height="350"] 
  7. 1st rap verse – Brian McKnight – Hold Me
    [youtube id="HiMLtKIq0yA" width="600" height="350"]
  8. Kobe wins his first Gold Medal in 2008
    [youtube id="-J1NkZcekSc" width="600" height="350"] 
  9. Scores 36 in Summer League Game – 1996
    [youtube id="LE7iCJHscu4" width="600" height="350"]
  10. Kobe’s first NBA fight – with Chris Childs
    [youtube id="5No9p9SEY2E" width="600" height="350"]
Also be sure to enter our Sprite Uncontainable contest and let us know who you think is more Uncontainable out of Kobe or LeBron. The winner wins this briefcase with an HD camera, Dre Beats, jerseys, etc.





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