The Big Bang: A brief history of Bell vs. Bryant

Updated: May 6, 2006, 8:11 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

PHOENIX -- It's probably the only certainty going into the first Game 7 of these playoffs.

Don't look for Kobe Bryant and Raja Bell to shake hands when it's over.

No matter what happens.

Bryant and Bell weren't tapping fists at the center circle or acknowledging each other in any way before games even before Bell clotheslined Bryant late in Game 5 of this epic Lakers-Suns series. Now their final encounter in a season of animosity also happens to be the game that will break ...

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