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GIF: Kobe Bryant Violently Hugs Steve Blake

Steve Blake just hit a huge three-pointer to seal the Los Angeles Lakers' Game 4 victory over the Denver Nuggets to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round NBA Playoffs series. It's the kind of shot former Lakers guard Derek Fisher used to hit all the time before the Lakers traded him earlier this year.

Only thing is, I'm not sure I can remember too many times where Kobe Bryant hugged Fisher like this.


I'm sure Bryant hugged Fisher violenty at some point in the many years that played together, but did he ever for a first-round playoff win? I'm not so sure.

Don't worry, Derek. Barring a surprising comeback by the Nuggets in this series, it looks like you'll have the chance to exact your revenge on Bryant in the next round.

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