Found December 26, 2011 on Crossover Chronicles:
Kobe
An 11 point fourth quarter lead slipped away.  It had been whittled down to one when Kobe Bryant took an inbound pass too close to half court and was trapped.  It was a beautiful trap.  The half court line and out of bounds line became defenders that had Bryant surrounded by four walls.  He was starting to feel off balance, so he jumped, and passed it. Right to Luol Deng.  We know that what Kobe wanted to do was find Pau Gasol.  Maybe if Metta World Peace's pass didn't lead Kobe too far into that corner, or maybe if Derek Fisher was a little quicker to come to Kobe's aid, Deng wouldn't have stolen the ball.  Then Derrick Rose wouldn't have launched that silky, across-the-lane floater.  Then Kobe wouldn't have been blocked after being quadruple teamed at the buzzer.  And Mike Brown wouldn't have said this: Bryant said he had a "miscommunication" with Gasol and tried to pass because he "realized they weren't going to foul. They were ...
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