There would be time to go to Andrew Bynum, to pass to the big man and close the game out. There would be time for suffocating defense from Mike Brown's crew. But first, the Lakers needed to take the lead against their oldest rivals. 

Who do you think was taking this shot? 

Kobe. Bean. Bryant.


We'll have more on Kobe passing to Bynum and breaking off Mike Brown's playcall later. But for right now, soak in the clutchy-clutch cluchness of Kobe Bryant.