Commentators said the Lakers won the game with good defense and heavy rebounding. Despite the fact that Kobe Bryant could barely nail a basket, sports journalists are still hailing his career as rivaling those of Shaquille O'Neal, Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson.
In 2004, Bryant also won infamy when he was accused, but ultimately cleared, of rape charges. The controversy has since died down, and Bryant remains with his wife, Vanessa Laine Bryant—who whispered fourth-quarter encouragement into his ear last night. “I just told him that I loved him,” she said afterward. (Aw, shucks...)
In other rebounding news, closing arguments have concluded in the federal trial over the constitutionality of Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage in California. While the Supreme Court designated that the trial would not be televised, plaintiff’s representative Ted Olson told journalists: “If there was ever a trial in the history of America that the American people should have seen, it is this trial.”
While waiting for the final verdict to be announced, a documentary film 8: The Mormon Proposition opened yesterday in 15 cities nationwide. The film depicts the Church of Latter Day Saints’ support for Prop 8. Considering the LDS recently doled out $5,500 in fines for not initially reporting all its monetary contributions to the referendum, popcorn and a beverage may be optional.