VIDEO: Kobe Bryant blocks Kawhi Leonard’s dunk attempt

Last night wasn’t exactly the best game of Kobe Bryant’s career – as you’ve probably heard by now, he ended the night 1-for-14 from the field – though the Black Mamba did have a nice start to the game defensively.

One of Bryant’s impressive defensive plays included a block on Kawhi Leonard’s dunk attempt. This then lead to a three-pointer in transition for Jeremy Lin.

The Lakers would go on to lose the game – and Bryant’s poor outing would later be attributed to a viral infection – though you’d have to imagine that the 23-year-old Leonard was a little surprised after the 36-year-old Bryant managed to come out of nowhere to reject his shot.

Written by Ross Pickering

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