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Twitter vs. Kobe Bryant in crunch time

Last night the Lakers lost a close one to the Jazz thanks to a rare whopper of an unforced error from Kobe Bryant.

To me, that game didn't tell us much about Bryant in the clutch. His preceding 3 was monumental and his error was innocent and atypical. My writing about Kobe Bryant in crunch time has been about 15-year trends of poor judgment, especially forcing shots against double teams. That really wasn't the case on Tuesday night, when he had a 21-year-old alone in the paint, and no wide-open teammates.

Neverthless, as it unfolded in real time, Twitter was lively with some emotion directed @TrueHoop, starting around the time Bryant hit that 3:

Ohhhh! Kobe!!! Suck it @TrueHoop #Mamba4Everless than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite | Retweet | Reply

Someone alert @TrueHoop! Crunch time shot for Kobe forthcoming!less than a minute ago via web Favorite | Retweet | Reply

@TrueHoop here is your Kobe sucks in crunch time theory to the test. You know he's getting the last shotless than a minute ago via web Favorite | Retweet | Reply

Well, @TrueHoop may have a point about Kobe.less than a minute ago via web Favorite | Retweet | Reply