unfortunately, I am skeptical about any rape claim when it concerns athletes. THat sucks for women who are raped or have been raped but the truth is too many chicks lie to get paid. The first red flag for me is the "demanded to be taken home" because I rarely have heard a woman who has been sexually assaulted to want to spend 1 minute let alone a car ride with the guy who did it. Also, 2 years? That is a long time for a rape kit to come back. I really hope the kid didn't do it but if he did I hope he gets treated like any other criminal. Only time will tell.
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.