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Kobe's the villain in the "Linsanity" documentary just screened at Sundance and produced by my buddy Chris Chen ...
It was in Boston postgame last year that Kobe said with a ton of reporters milling around his locker -- and with NY the next stop -- he hadn't really heard of Lin. That made Kobe the epitome of the world still not believing in Jeremy Lin's exploits, whether it was really disrespect or sheer ignorance -- and made for a great movie setup when Lin dropped 38 and 7 on the Lakers the next day at Madison Square Garden in the Knicks' victory.
Jeremy heard about Kobe's comment and considered trash-talking after the game: "Who the hell is Kobe Bryant?!" But Lin thought better of it. (Side note: At one point in my history with Kobe, he made the rather memorable statement: "Who the f*** is Kevin Ding?!" when dissatisfied with a story I wrote about him.)
For more info on "Linsanity: The Movie": http://www.linsanitythemovie.com/