Video: Shannon Brown switches hands on the dunk, Kobe is impressed

Shannon Brown has had an up-and-down season in Los Angeles. His shooting once was up, swishing around 43 percent from long range in November and December, before moving down to the mid-20s in January, February and March.

Luckily, the high-flyer is still consistently great at one thing. Going way, way up, before coming down.

Dig:

His Laker teammate Kobe Bryant, himself the winner of the 1997 Slam Dunk Contest, was suitably impressed:

"I give it a 10, no question," Bryant said. "It was just ridiculous. His explosiveness is out of this world. I don't know if I could do that. I did a lot of [stuff], but that ..."

It'd be nice to think Kobe just walked away from the reporters in mid-sentence, disappeared for six weeks, only to turn up for the second round of the playoffs with an entire series of hand-switching dunks to show off. He'd also have several new tattoos, a goatee, and a working knowledge of how to strip and repair old Triumph roadsters … but this fantasy is probably too much to ask.

Instead, he probably just didn't know how to properly describe a dunk as awesome as that one. Clearly, Kobe and I are in the same boat.

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