The NBA lockout may be keeping the players in the league out of the mix until a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) gets finalized, but that hasn’t stopped Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers from being productive and staying active.
Every single year the Black Mamba puts on a summer camp for kids called the Kobe Basketball Academy. During his summer camp, Kobe Bryant teaches kids the fundamentals of the game and sometimes puts on a show for his fans with some breathtaking dunks.
This year Kobe’s summer camp is being held at the University of California in Santa Barbara and just a few days after America’s birthday (July 7) the league’s best player showed that he still has the high-flying ability that put him on the map in the NBA back in his early days with the Los Angeles Lakers. During the 2011 Kobe Academy last Thursday, the five-time NBA champion and two-time NBA Finals MVP pulled off a 360 dunk that had all the kids around the court going crazy.
There has been a lot of talk about Kobe Bryant’s injuries and knee problems over the past couple of seasons and for good reason, but after seeing this 360 dunk he may have benefited from the extra downtime and the experimental knee surgery he underwent in Germany recently.
Check out the dunk for yourself on the left-hand side of this post!
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