Yes, they won. Yes, it was their second straight title. But in the grand scheme of things, Kobe kind of—dare we say—choked. He went 6-24 from the field and had four turnovers in Game 7 of the NBA Finals versus a Kendrick Perkins-less Boston squad. His supporting cast, on the other hand, played the game of their lives, especially Metta World Peace and Pau Gasol. The player formerly known as Ron Artest hit a big three with a minute to play to push the lead to six. He finished with 20 points and 5 steals. Gasol—Kobe's favorite teammate—added 19 points, 18 boards, 4 assists, and two blocks. To be fair, Bryant defended well like he always does and grabbed 15 rebounds, but this performance showed why he can't wear Michael Jordan's jock strap.