LOS ANGELES-- Whenever the Lakers and Celtics meet, it's safe to say that something unexpected will happen.
Like Ron Artest hitting a huge three-pointer in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals to help the Lakers win their 16th world title. Or like Kobe Bryant in the huddle calling for a potential game-winning shot attempt byAndrew Bynum. Yes, Bryantthought by many critics to be a ball hog--passed up the possible game-winner and all the accompanying glory to exploit a Boston weakness and give the Los Angeles a 97-94win.
Bynum hit a 6-foot hook shot with Kevin Garnett defending him, which is exactly the way Bryant envisioned it when he suggested the play to coach Mike Brown.
"I knew (Andrew) was going to get a good look and I knew what was going to happen," said Bryant, who finished with a game-high 26 points. "Kevin is a great, great defensive player, but Andrew's just too big. You can't teach (how to defend) that. Once he got his body on (Garnett) and the defense couldn't figure out w...