PLAYER: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
DATE: 5/12/1997
COMPLEX SAYS: One thing you can say about the Black Mamba and his ball-hogging ways: He's never changed. In a series-deciding Game 5 of the Western Conference finals (Jazz were leading 3-1), rookie Kobe Bryant hoisted up four air balls to end the Lakers' season. Mamba lovers called his attempts "gutsy." Let us translate that for you: greedy.