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On a court full of seven-footers, Kobe rises above

Updated: December 27, 2009, 3:21 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPN Los Angeles

This was supposed to be game where we finally could relish in what the Lakers all 7-foot frontline looked like, with Lamar Odom filling in for Ron Artest and joining Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum to give Los Angeles 21-feet of man power at the three, four and five positions.

Instead, the comparatively puny 6-foot-6 Kobe Bryant made seven plays throughout the course of L.A.'s thrilling 112-103 double-overtime win in Sacramento to make this one all about the Mamba.

Let's look back:

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