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Video: Kobe Bryant ankle looks just fine, ask Emeka Okafor

New Orleans Hornets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Five

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 26: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks the ball with his left hand in the lane in the third quarter against the New Orleans Hornets in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs on April 26, 2011 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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The question coming into Game 5 was just how Kobe Bryant’s ankle was going to hold up and impact the Lakers. And in the first quarter, there may have been concerns.

But when Kobe threw down the dunk of the 2011 playoffs so far on the head of Emeka Okafor, his ankle looked fine and he sparked the Lakers to a win that gave them a 3-2 series lead.

And damn, when he wants to Kobe can still get up, can’t he?