#19. "He...Ain't Shootin'"

Goat: Kobe Bryant
Game: 2006 Western Conference Quarterfinals
Date: 5/6/2006

A 3-1 series lead is generally insurmountable. A 3-1 series lead with Kobe Bryant, who scored 81 points that year, was more than enough to get the Lakers to the second round. It didn't happen. After scoring 50 in a Game 6 loss, Bryant attempted to play the facilitator in Game 7. But when his teammates were in trouble, Kobe stuck to the script. Really? For someone who's never been afraid to shoot, he certainly picked a curious time to stop.

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