NBA impressionist Brandon Armstrong has gotten the internet’s attention with his on-court impersonations of the current batch of NBA stars. His latest video where he impersonates Kobe Bryant is spot on.
The video, posted on photo- and video-sharing site Instagram, shows the former D-League player mimicking the Black Mamba’s moves, notably his famous fade-away jumper in the face of several defenders made more authentic with wrist flick follow through and one-legged bounce.
There’s also Kobe’s in-between plays mannerisms that include the patented stoic hands on the shorts, side tongue and the pumped fist after a successful play.
Armstrong has also done fanciful depictions of All Stars Rusell Westbrook (which gained him a nod of approval from the Oklahoma City guard) and his accurate rendition of Houston Rockets scoring machine James Harden.