Date: 5/2/2010

In this digital age, unfortunate photos are a part of life as an athlete. A camera can catch anyone at the wrong moment or in the wrong place, leading to (at best) a merciless ribbing at the hands of friends, family, teammates, and random strangers online. But Kobe’s “White Hot” shoot for the LA Times was actually premeditated, which makes it all the more perplexing. The outfits and makeup are preposterous, and the shoot was skewered in all corners of the Internet.