With just over three seconds to play, Bryant stepped to the line for two free throws. He hit the first to give the Lakers a 117-119 lead. The second hit off the front of the rim and Ricky Rubio grabbed the rebound and quickly raced up court. Ricky let loose with a shot just inside the halfcourt line. As he released the ball Kobe came from behind and hit him across his hands. The referees didn't call the foul as time expired and the Lakers stole the W. Rubio & Adelman pleaded with the officials for a brief period, but it was ultimately for naught.
Another prime example of superstar treatment in a money-driven league. Does the average NBA fan really want to see the lowly Wolves beat the Lakers?! Of course not.
Here's the video of that final play...
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