Let me see if I get this right. According to sources this was back in 1995. That would've made Kobe Bryant about 16 or 17 years old. Give or take. That means LeBron James was about 10 or so. Also, J.R. Rider who has fallen off the face of the earth did this dunk I believe during the 1994 a year before in the NBA Dunk Contest. J.R. Rider made it mainstream by doing it in the Big Stage, Kobe Bryant made it cool as hell in High School, and he definitely added flavor to it when he mastered it in the 1997 Dunk Contest. A signature dunk that was redefined over and over again, but to me is still an instant classic.
Kobe in High School-
Kobe in the NBA-
The Flex was the coolest thing at the end. Cockyness