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Kobe Bryant's Top 5 Game-Winning Shots

Kobe Bryant's Top 5 Game-Winning Shots. Throughout his career, Kobe Bryant gave us many clutch moments and game-winners. Kade Kimble looks back at the top five of Kobe's game-winners.
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Kobe Bryant's Top 5 Game-Winning Shots

The late, great Kobe Bryant was a special player for the Lakers. He was a player with an absurd amount of character, skill and athleticism. All three of those things combined make Kobe one of the greatest players of all time, and one of the most memorable players of all time. With Kobe came a lot of great memories, so let’s look at his top five game-winners of his career.

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5. Rivalry game ends in the hands of Kobe Bryant (January 31, 2010)

The Lakers/Celtics games always seemed to be good games when it featured Kobe, and this one was no different. A close game late in the fourth quarter. None other than another Kobe game-winner in an away game in Boston. Another fade away at the top of the key. The usual for Kobe.

4. Nuggets receive early Christmas gift from Kobe (December 19, 2003)

The Kobe pump fake gave himself a wide-open mid-range jump shot at the top of the key., which was exactly what he wanted. It felt destined that this shot would go down, and, of course, it did. The move was perfectly executed and Kobe had gift-wrapped the Spurs a loss as an early Christmas gift. 

3. Kobe wins playoff game against Suns (April 30, 2006)

Similar to the Spurs win, the game-winner gave the Lakers a 3-1 lead in the playoffs, this time in the first round against the Suns. The game-winner gave us one of the most iconic moments from Kobe, which ended up with a picture of Kobe pulling his sleeve to the side to indicate how much heart he has. 

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2. Kobes cleans up miss to defeat Spurs (May 12, 2002)

It was a final hectic play, which included a near turnover from Kobe, but Fisher recovered it and got a last-second shot up, which missed. It felt like the Spurs had held on, but then Kobe rebounded the miss, and put up a layup to give the Lakers a two-point lead over the Spurs. The win put the Lakers up 3-1 in the semi-finals. 

1. Kobe drops Trailblazers (April 14, 2004)

This game-winner feels even more special knowing that Kobe had hit a game-tying shot in regulation. In double overtime, down by two, just two seconds on the clock and everyone knew who the ball was going to, again. Kobe pulled it off and won the game by one point with a shot that was insanely difficult for anybody to make. 


Kade has spent his last 3 years writing about the Oklahoma City Thunder. He has also been following the NBA for the past 11 years. Just recently, Kade began co-hosting the Boomtown Hoops Podcast.


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