The game registered the NBA's highest regular season television ratings since and would hold its spot until a Christmas Day meeting between the Lakers and the Boston Celtics. Winters also said DNA tests showed that the woman's blood was found on the inside of Bryant's T-shirt. Mackey was scolded earlier by Gannett when she used the accuser's name six times during her cross-examination. Mackey aggressively challenged Winters' testimony and the physical evidence, which consisted of three photographs presented by Deputy Dist. Jackson had a contract offer outstanding from the Lakers, but he had not acted on it. It's all marketing, baby. During All-Star warm-ups, O'Neal mimicked Bryant's crossover dribble but threw the ball into the stands to accentuate Bryant's turnovers.
O'Neal later retracted the statement and apologized, interrupting one of Jackson's pre-game interviews to give him a hug and a kiss on the cheek.
Graphic Testimony in Bryant Hearing
All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from September Articles with permanently dead external links Pages using web citations with no URL Pages using citations with accessdate and no URL Articles with dead external links from May O'Neal was shooting below 50 percent during stretches, and his free throw shooting was in the 20 percent range. The Lakers had hoped O'Neal would take less money due to his age, physical conditioning, and games missed due to injuries. The team's lockout-shortened game —99 season included a brief stint as a player by Dennis Rodmanthe firing of head coach Harris, and the interim head coaching stint of former Laker player Kurt Rambis. Against Sacramento in April, Bryant took just one shot in the first half against tight defense. Archived from the original on April 27, Jackson had a contract offer outstanding from the Lakers, but he had not acted on it.