Dirk Nowitzki Hits Game-Winner vs. Lakers, Gets Props from Kobe (Video)
During his nation-wide farewell tour, we’ve seen a side of Kobe Bryant that has been dormant (or at least hidden), as he’s acted like a human being, rather than some programmed competition machine.
For instance, in all the years he played, would you have ever expected him to congratulate an opponent on a shot DURING A GAME? Probably not, but that’s what he did last night when the closest person he has to a peer, Dirk Nowitzki, hit a clutch jumper with two seconds left to give the Mavs the lead over the Lakers–and shortly thereafter, the win.
Here’s the clip:
Not only did Dirk get props, but he got a full-on butt-slap from the NBA legend. Maybe Kobe’s trying to leave with a little more goodwill than he played with.
And let’s not forget Dirk. That was a killer shot.