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Jury box provides different view of Kobe

Updated: August 31, 2004, 11:29 AM ET
By Shelley Smith | Special to ESPN.com

The courtroom was filled to capacity Monday with the first wave of potential jurors scheduled for individual questioning in the Kobe Bryant trial. That meant that 14 of the 25 of us who have courtroom seats to cover the trial were asked to sit in the jury box to hear instructions from the judge. We were sent out of the room later as the private questioning began, but for a few moments we had an extraordinary view of a man on trial for rape sitting in front of 41 people, some of whom ultimately ...

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