Kobe Bryant faces now-or-never game

His play during the rest of the NBA Finals will shape the way he'll be remembered

Originally Published: June 14, 2010
By Scoop Jackson | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- The question has hung over the series like the feel of seven Long Island Iced Teas the morning after: When is Kobe Bryant going to have a Kobe Bryant game?

He finally had it in Game 5. And he left the TD Garden -- and Boston -- with nothing to show for it.

Which begs the next question: Have we seen the Kobe Bryant yet that we all felt would be the difference in this series?

Or better: Where's that Kobe at?

Since the Finals began, we've all ...

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