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

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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.