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THE BEAT

Dec. 08, 2008
Dec. 08, 2008

Table of Contents
Dec. 8, 2008

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
Sportsman of the Year
PRO FOOTBALL
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
PRO BASKETBALL
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
BASEBALL
BOXING
HOCKEY
Stanton Barrett
Inside
Departments

THE BEAT

AFTER SITTING courtside at a Lakers game, actors Dino Morea and Lara Dutta (below), India's version of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, visited practice, where Kobe Bryant gave them personalized jerseys. Dutta, the 2000 Miss Universe who's dated Derek Jeter, then offered Bryant a role in her next film, saying she'd teach him one of her elaborate Bollywood dances. Said Bryant, "I don't think you want to see me dance." ... Tarnished slugger Barry Bonds is doing an Internet ad for Christensen Arms in which he's shown hunting deer. "With this superwide whitetail closing in, [all] I had to worry about was putting the crosshairs on the front shoulder and the rifle would do the rest," said Bonds. "One blast is all it took."

This is an article from the Dec. 8, 2008 issue

PHOTONOAH GRAHAM/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES (MOREA AND DUTTA)