Date: 12/25/1999
Complex Says: After breaking his right hand in a preseason tilt with the Wizards, Kobe missed the first six weeks of the '99-'00 season. Returning in time for a Christmas Day matchup with the Spurs, he didn't play one of his best games (he shot 7-19), however he did make every bucket count. A series of highlights was topped by this violent mid-air collision with Jaren Jackson that even the Grinch himself wouldn't wish on anyone.