The 2000-2001 NBA season was the year when Kobe Bryant began to show everyone that he was more than a second fiddle to Shaquille O’Neal on the Los Angeles Lakers while establishing himself as one of the best players in the NBA.
With averages of 28.5 points, six rebounds, five assists, and nearly two steals in the regular season and 29.4 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and two steals in the playoffs, Bryant proved that he had the talent to eventually become the best player in the NBA.
The NBA has been paying respect to the five-time NBA champion on its Youtube page and posted a top 10 Kobe Bryant highlights from the 2000-2001 season. It is amazing how satisfying it is to see Kobe dunk on any and everyone in his path in his younger years.
Enjoy the video below: