Kobe Bryant has been abusing defenders for much of his career. But last week against the Golden State Warriors in front of all his fans at Staples Center, Bryant felt a little rejected and it came from a familiar face.
Warrioars forward-center Ronny Turiaf turned the tables on his former Laker teammate when he challenged Bryant at the rim and won. Golden State went on to lose to the Lakers, but Turiaf turned in the play of the night.
Check out Turiaf’s incredible left-handed block on Kobe’s dunk attempt on a fastbreak, an early nominee for defensive play of the year. It is certainly the best block of the young season.