5. On KG and the Wolves in the playoffs (2002-03)
“He just sucked the gravity out of the Target Center.” This dunk was so explosive, so sudden that it almost did feel like a force of Mother Nature had affected the arena. It also basically ended the series and the T’Wolves season, a capper on an explosive third quarter by KB, leading to the 30-point win. After getting crammed on like this, Minnesota pretty much lost their spirit. How couldn’t they? This is definitely the best playoff jam of KB’s career, perhaps the best thing to come out of that year’s playoff run that ended soon after against San Antonio. As creative as Kobe is, no one saw this one coming, outside of Kevin Harlan: “Buckle up for…”
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