The road games are dwindling for Kobe Bryant, only 13 left before his 20-year career ends.
This might be the most meaningful one remaining.
The Lakers play at San Antonio on Saturday, the home of the eternally marked "0.4" shot and also the start of the Lakers' colossal playoff failure in 1999.
Bryant smiles when asked about Derek Fisher's famous fling — how could he not? — but glowers when discussing the sweep the Spurs applied to the Lakers with a young Tim Duncan and old David Robinson in Bryant's third NBA season.
"They forced me to raise my game to a championship...