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Obama's Assist

Inspired by the president's speech the day before, the Lakers dominate the Wizards

Updated: January 27, 2010, 1:17 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

WASHINGTON -- Kobe Bryant eluded three defenders in the lane and scored a twisting, turning, double-pump little ditty off the glass with just about five minutes remaining in the third quarter on Tuesday.

It put the Lakers up by 12 at the time and Los Angeles went on to beat Washington Wizards by the same margin, 115-103. Sure, it wasn't like it was a clutch bucket or anything, but it should have looked familiar for two reasons.

First, it should have reminded you of the last ...

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