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Kobe Bryant starts out hot as a Texas summer against the Mavericks

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Kobe Bryant missed the last two Lakers games with a sore back, but is quickly making up for lost time against the Dallas Mavericks. Kobe started out blazing against his longtime adversaries, knocking down his first three shots and showcasing an efficiency he had previously not flashed this season.

First, Kobe rained in two pull-up jumpers over Chandler Parsons and Deron Williams:

Then, he hit a transition jumper off of the feed from D'Angelo Russell:

Basically, this was Kobe in the first quarter:

Amnesty that, indeed.