Lakers edge Celtics in Game 7, win 16th title

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant react as the ball bounces away for the final second of Game 7 of the NBA basketball finals against the Boston Celtics Thursday, June 17, 2010, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 83-79. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

June 17, 2010 9:22:43 PM PDT
Purple and gold confetti raining down upon him, Kobe Bryant hopped up on the scorer's table, shook his fists and extended five fingers.