Ref calls a tech on Kobe then changes his mind when he realizes it’s Kobe aka Neo

Published on January 30th, 2013 by Astramskas, David | 6,080 views

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This is probably the funniest “Superstar treatment” video I’ve seen in a while.  The ref, not recognizing Kobe Bryant the scorer, gives Kobe Johnson a tech for slamming the ball.  He then  realized the playmaking legend that would end up with another 10+ assist game was in fact the Black Mamba that once scored 81 points in a game so he overrules his own call.  Then he gathers with the other refs to see if they can help dig him out of the hole he’s digging that’s getting as deep as the hole the Lakers were in last week.

In the end it was all good.  Kobe didn’t get a tech but did get another win and has racked the most assists in any 3 game span of his career.  But don’t act too surprised that’s he’s capable of doing this. He is the chosen one like Neo. He will even tell you so (video below).

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About the Author

David Astramskas,

Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

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