On Friday, Kyrie Irving went on Instagram live with Jerry Green to talk about the time that Kobe Bryant blocked his shot.
“So that game when we playing against Kobe, I was begging our medical staff to play in that game. Kobe had 42 points that game and he guaranteed that he was gonna give us 40. So I get it at the top of the key, I hear the crowd and the crowd was like; they’re all erupting silently. They’re like: ‘oh!!’ and everybody starts clapping like: ‘oh yeah!’ and it’s at the top of the key. Now what does that remind you of?”
Back in the city, back in Jersey, when you get in that moment, this is your time. So I get at the top of the key and I make a move, he stutters for a minute and I spin. When I spun, this dude was waiting for that and he punched that shit. He punched it, he punched it bro. … I sized Kobe up. But it was the crowd, it was the crowd. The crowd got me,” Irving said.
Watch the video below to see one of Kyrie’s favorite basketball moments with Kobe Bryant.