Kobe goes back to basics

Bryant returned to fundamentals in his 39-point effort in the Lakers' Game 2 win

Updated: April 21, 2010, 10:54 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

The play was set up the same way as Michael Jordan's most famous in-game dunk.

It was 1991. The arena was Madison Square Garden. Charles Oakley was the initial Knicks defender. Patrick Ewing was the second victim.

Jordan had the ball on the baseline with a body between him and the basket when he dribbled back toward the wing, tricking his defender into believing he was retreating for the splittest of seconds. He instantly spun back toward the rim, toeing the sideline like a tightrope, ...

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