Kobe Bryant Steals Ball from Stephen Curry, Slams Home Oldest Old Man Dunk Ever

Kobe is old.

He’s so old that his current teammates wore his jersey growing up. He’s old enough to have actually been a fan of Twin Peaks. The Black Mamba could run for president right now.

But like Sisyphus, Kobe Bryant returns year after year to work that rock, and he does it better than most.

The Los Angeles Lakers star stepped back onto the court Thursday night for a preseason matchup against the Golden State Warriors. He wasted no time in reminding everyone at once how good and old he is.

Bryant’s moment came on a slick steal off Stephen Curry. The 36-year-old swiped the ball out of Curry’s hands and took it to the rim for the oldest old man dunk that has ever been dunked.

Eighteen years in the NBA takes a toll, and after last season’s fractured tibia and torn Achilles tendon, it’s a credit to Bryant that he even went for the slam. Scarcely a year ago he was slamming over two defenders.

We may never see that Kobe again, but at this point in his career, you can’t rule the old man out on anything.


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