Flash Bangers, Nov. 30

By Brian A. Giuffra #17

What do Justin Timberlake, Gigi Hadid and George Lopez have in common? They were a few celebrities to show Kobe Bryant Love after he announced his retirement yesterday. Lots of other poignant Tweets and Porzingis posterizations to get to as we recap the NBA last night today.

Kobe Salute

From models to actors to singers and more, plenty of celebrities around Hollywood paid homage to Kobe Bryant following his announcement that he will retire at the end of this season.

Former teammates, opponents and athletes from other sports also paid their respects.

In addition to his retirement announcement, Kobe also wrote a letter to fans attending the Lakers-Pacers game. Metta World Peace pulled the best move of the day by getting Kobe to sign the letter.

Good to see some things don’t change.

Porzingis Gets Posterized

 You think Kristaps Porzingis is going to take that kind of abuse sitting down? Hell no. The Knicks rookie, who has already put plenty of opponents on posters this year, is already wants revenge against Dwight Howard after getting savagely slammed on by the Rockets’ big man.

That wasn’t Dwight’s only highlight during the Rockets OT win at MSG. Peep this reverse alley-oop.

If Porzingis wants to reverse his situation against Howard, he better bring the heat next time.

Barber Rescues Schroder

There’s a two-step process to stop people from making fun of your bad haircut.

  1. Get a good cut
  2. Make fun of your old cut

Thankfully for Hawks guard Dennis Schroder he accomplished both in one Tweet, putting an end to an ongoing joke about his hair that’s been the source of many laughs since the German entered the league in 2013.

Shout-out Khilbhil the Atlanta barber. He’s a magician.

Throwback James Harden D

James Harden proved last year he can play defense when he wants to. But every once in a while, the Rockets franchise player reverts back to his old form, as chronicled in his phantom effort against Lance Thomas.

Big 3

Kobe to Hibbert

Blake Reverse  

Another Blake Dunk, in Slow Mo