Jackass: Refused to Shoot in Playoffs to Prove His Point
After being criticized for his shot selection and lack of teamwork, Bryant has sent messages to his teammates—often to their detriment. The most notable example happened during Game 7 of the 2006 first-round playoff series against the Phoenix Suns. The Lakers had a 3-1 lead and Kobe was fresh off a 50-point performance in a Game 6 loss. He scored 23 points in the first half on 8-13 shooting with the Lakers losing by 15. In Game 7 Bryant seemingly refused to take charge offensively. He took only three shots in the second half and the Lakers lost by 31.