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Shots heard 'round the world

The Legend of Kobe Bryant defined by numbers

Updated: March 11, 2010, 1:06 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

When a player hits a clutch shot, it instantly becomes a monument in highlight reel lore. You never see the clip of a game-winning shot just once. It's instantly played on loop on the arena's giant screen; it is the first video you'll see in the sports segment of the local nightly news; it finds its way into the nightly Top 10 on "SportsCenter"; it seeps its way onto YouTube and is tweeted and posted on Facebook walls so people checking their news feed can "like" it; and it's dusted off the next ...

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