Around the Association Presented by T-Mobile: Dec. 20
Posted Dec 21 2007 4:04AM
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QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
"He (James) had his hands down on me. He knows better than that. I was going to let it fly. It felt good. As soon as it left my hands, I thought it was going down. I was mad it didn't go in."
— Kobe Bryant, on missing the potential game-winner after Lebron James insisted to teammates that he cover Bryant in the final minutes.
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