Date: 1996 preseason
Complex Says: Kobe's nickname early in his career (unbeknownst to him) was "Showboat." We'll give you one guess as to who gave it to him. Then again, it was quite appropriate. You see, Bryant always had a flair for the dramatic, but many of his attempts at adding to his highlight reel ended up on the cutting room floor in a mess of turnovers, missed dunks and of course, airballs. During the 1998 preseason however, he was determined to prove that he was Showboat no more. The crossover alone was enough to drop a few jaws, but the dunk from 12 feet out over Ben Wallace? That's as Showtime as it gets. Ben probably grew that ghastly afro just so no one would recognize him.