Date: 5/10/2000
Complex Says: At this point in his playoff career, Kobe wasn't known for much more than chucking airballs. So this possession was about much more than winning the second game of a semifinal against Phoenix, Kobe was shooting for redemption. With Jason Kidd staring him down, intent on denying victory, it wouldn't be easy. When another defender joined Kidd as Bryant rose from 18 feet, it wasn't any easier. For the old Kobe, that is. Game over.