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Watch: Kobe Bryant rolls back the years with impressive dunk on Clint Capela

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Kobe Bryant rolled back the years last night to record another first of this his final season in the NBA.

The 37-year-old Los Angeles Lakers star, early in the third quarter against the Houston Rockets, produced his first dunk of the season in impressive style.

Old man's got hops

Driving at the basket, the Black Mamba rose up above the Rockets' 21-year-old big man Clint Capela to slam the ball home. Scroll down this article to see what could well be Kobe's final dunk of his career.


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Last night's dunk shows that the old man has still got hops, but it appears it came as a surprise to even the future Hall of Famer himself.

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Taking to social media after the game, Capela revealed what Bryant had told him after making the highlight reel play:

Final season

Considering how the 2015-16 season has gone for Bryant, reminders like these of Kobe's undoubted ability have been few and far between this year.

But, despite shooting at a career-low field goal percentage (.339) and averaging just 16.7 points-per-game, the multi-time All-Star has been improving in recent weeks.

Over the last three games, Bryant has averaged 23 points and is shooting at a 53.2-percent average from field goal range.

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Still, with his time in the pros winding down, and the Lakers still struggling for any sort of consistency on the hardwood, fans should be savouring moments like the one Kobe served up against the Rockets.

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