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Kobe Bryant wasn’t standing in front of Matt Barnes for famous no-flinch inbound (video)

Kobe Bryant grew his legend when he calmly rocked back and forth without flinching as Matt Barnes faked an inbound pass at point blank range toward Kobe’s face during a 2010 Lakers-Magic game.

But apparently Kobe wasn’t actually in front of Barnes.

Rob Perez of The Action Network:

Barnes later said he didn’t realize at the time Kobe never blinked. This would explain why Barnes missed the moment as it unfolded. It wasn’t really much of a moment.

I hate it when facts ruin a good story.