The 2011-12 NBA regular season: In pictures

The 2011-12 NBA regular season went by in a blur. But that doesn't mean little happened -- far from it. From a determined Kobe to Lob City, from Metta's elbow to Odom's meltdown, from a banged-up MVP to a championship-hungry Big Three, to the thing known as Linsanity, it was quite a year.

Playbook Visuals takes a look back at the 66-game campaign, bringing you 16 eye-catching pictures covering the year's biggest storylines: