Date: 6/14/2009
Complex Says: Dwight Howard was still looking for that block. But Kobe was just one win from vindication—his first title without Shaq—and something had to give. He didn't have nearly enough lift in his legs to match Howard's anymore, but was just as crafty as ever. Floating across the lane, with a "Now you see it, now you don't" routine that left Howard grasping at air, Bryant landed with two points and had all but broken the Magic's spirits en route to a 13-point victory. Maybe next time, Dwight.