A fact not better left unsaid

Updated: March 17, 2004, 10:17 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Quick. Name the righty most likely to make you think he belongs on the list with our favorite lefties.

On this special list of master craftsmen: Michael Redd, Nick Van Exel, Manu Ginobili, Lamar Odom and Zach Randolph ... with Toni Kukoc, Stacey Augmon and rookie Chris Bosh coming off the bench.

No, it ain't Kobe Bryant.

Kobe, remember, shouldn't even be playing, at least not if I had a vote. As good as he's getting with that left hand, and even though his banged-up shoulder ...

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