Kobe Bryant’s Top 5 Moves

Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest basketball players of all time, had inspired many with his grit and passion for the game. Though we mourn the passing of a legend, his mamba mentality, which he describes as not an attitude per se, but a way of life where you try to get better at whatever you are doing every day, will continue to live on in the hearts of many and inspire many more generations to come. In this post, we look back at his biggest achievements and top 5 signature moves in which you can use in the league!


1. The Fadeaway

Ever wonder how Kobe scored 81 points in one game? This is it, the fadeaway. Simply jump backwards away from the basket while shooting to create space between you and your defender. Master this move and you’ll be on your way to being the second Kobe!


2. The Reverse Layup

Ever wonder what it feels like to “fly”? Try hanging in the air from one end and going for the layup on the opposite end. This will be sure to earn you a nomination for the all-star game!



3. The Pump Fake

Is your opponent a little too eager to block your shot? Simply show him/her the ball and spin in the opposite direction for an easy bucket!



4. The Jab Step

If you feel that your opponent is a little too close for comfort, quickly throw in a jab step to create a gap between the two of you. If he/she does not flinch, you can easily dribble pass him/her for a quick layup. Remember, “You reach, I teach”.


5. The 360 Dunk

What better way to exert your dominance in a game by spinning in the air for a jam?



Have a shot at these five signatures moves by Kobe and you are guaranteed a championship t-shirt! Just look at how many wins those moves, along with his mamba mentality of course, got him:

  • 5 time NBA champion: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010
  • 2 time NBA finals MVP: 2009, 2010
  • 2 Olympic gold medals: Team USA 2008 & 2012
  • 17 consecutive selections for NBA all-star
  • 1997 slam dunk champion
  • 20 seasons with the Lakers- most seasons with one NBA team
  • 81 points against Raptors in 2005-2006 season: 2nd most scored points in an NBA game