Did Zach LaVine rip-off Kobe in dunk contest?


Dunk contest winner may have been paying tribute to the Lakers legend


 

Zach LaVine, the dunk challenge champ who nobody had known about before Friday, was a standout amongst the most amazing challenge victors in years. He looked like 2000 Vince Carter out there, yet he may have really been going for 2000 Kobe Bryant.

As indicated by video, LaVine’s dunks have a solid similarity to Kobe’s dunks in a 2000 promotion for adidas.

The evidence comes via video:


And here’s LaVine in the dunk contest (skip to 1:34 for the dunk in question):


A couple of things:
1. Ah, the good old days when Kobe wore number 8.

2. Apparently some of the dunks in the Kobe video were accused of being CGI, and it never was resolved. In that case, LaVine was recreating CGI dunks.

3. Also, let’s not forget that LaVine also did this while wearing a Tune Squad jersey:

 

Reproducing Kobe is a certain something, Space Jam is another. The fact is: Zach LaVine is a divine being among men.

Do you think Zach LaVine was regarding Kobe Bryant with his dunk challenge lineup? Or then again would it say it was minor fortuitous event?

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