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Matt Barnes Puts An End To The Kobe Flinch Debate

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Yesterday, much was made about footage that seemed to suggest the infamous Matt Barnes/Kobe Bryant in-bounds play was a hoax.

From the angle shown, it appeared that the ball wasn't actually thrust in Bryant's direction, meaning he would have no reason to flinch in the first place.

Finally, though, someone thought it'd be a good idea to ask the guy that was actually there.

Was the ball in his face, or was it aimed somewhere else? Here was Barnes' answer:

There you have it.

All that buzz for nothing... or maybe he was being modest?