Lakers Vs. Blazers: Kobe Bryant Dons Game Blouse, Slays Portland

Kobe Bryant nailed a tough fadeaway jumper in the paint with just seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game, and helped his Los Angeles Lakers overcome the Portland Trail Blazers in overtime 106-101. Here's the shot everyone who isn't talking about Carmelo Anthony or Deron Williams is talking about:

Kobe fans and those who give glory to the Clutch Unicorn Theory will scream about how cold the ice water in Bryant's veins runs, and will likely gesticulate something crude to those who believe that was a terrible look, well-defended by Wesley Matthews and as such a play Kobe, were he a good human, should pass off. He sunk it. I guarantee you that had he not, everyone would ignore it, because we don't remember our heroes' faults, just their triumphs. Six of 24 in a Game 7 of the Finals. Six of 24.

Bryant finished with 37 on 31 field goal attempts; Pau "The White Or Maybe Gray Swan" Gasol took 15 shots, fewer than half. LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 for the good guys. (No, I'm not even trying to be objective at this point.)

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