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The decade's top L.A. sports moments

The list might be USC- and Lakers-heavy, but they outshined the rest

Updated: December 31, 2009, 1:24 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPN Los Angeles

The decade basically began and ended with Kobe Bryant orchestrating the improbable at Staples Center.

Ten years ago, it was Bryant feeding a picture-perfect alley-oop to Shaquille O'Neal to cap a 15-point comeback against the Portland Trail Blazers in the final 10 minutes of the Western Conference finals, and this month Bryant hit an off-balance left-handed buzzer-beater over Dwyane Wade to defeat the Miami Heat.

Both those moments are etched into the memories of Los Angeles ...

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