Kobe: “Hit the Damn Shot”

The Lakers were leading 80 to 77 against the Blazers, with 33 seconds left, when Bryant helped ice the game with a baseline fade away jumper extending the lead to five.

He was asked after the game what he was thinking before he shot over Brandon Roy, “Hit the damn shot” Bryant said.

Bryant felt the referees were not giving him the calls he deserved towards the finish. Kobe came close to getting a technical towards the end of the game, he threw his arms towards the refs in anger multiple times down the stretch.

Here is the video of Kobe after the big shot.

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