The Black Mamba: Yes, the Lakers are down 3-1. Yes, they do not have home-court advantage. Yes, the Thunder are the better team. But as the old saying goes, "It ain't over till it's over." Kobe Bryant has had a solid series, but he hasn't had much help from his teammates. The Thunder have had a hard enough time dealing with him and they do not want to deal with an angry black mamba, and that's exactly what he is now.
After a heart-breaking Game 4 loss, Kobe called out teammate Pau Gasol and has not been shy to do that in the past. Kobe is fully capable of going on a scoring tear and winning at least one game by himself, so L.A. has that going for them. The Lakers (Kobe) might not have a chance to pull this off but if they do, you heard it here first.