via NBA YAHOO
"People can be extremely positive of how you are performing and the job you are doing the entire regular season, the entire playoffs," Bryant said. "But if you lose in the Finals, you are the [expletive] worst. If you suck for the entire season and win the Finals, people don't give a [expletive] about what happened before then. It's all about what you do in the Finals.
"It doesn't matter what you do on Monday or Tuesday. It matters what you do in the Finals."
Kobe is right. Its not a bout what happened at the beginning of the season or yesterday and how our team got caught at the end of the west. Its about the result of the process!