Best Nickname in the Kobe Bryant Case (2005)

Mr. X

The settlement of the Kobe Bryant case robbed the public of a homegrown spectacle that might have rivaled the Michael Jackson trial -- although it's unlikely Bryant would have shown up for court wearing pajama pants. Still, voyeurs got a hint of what might have been, thanks to Eagle County court reporter Michelle Goodbee, who accidentally e-mailed over 200 pages of transcripts from June 21-22 pre-trial hearings to the Denver Post and several other major news organizations. The best revelation came courtesy of Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, who said that accuser Katelyn Faber's purple thong underwear contained DNA from an unknown person she referred to as "Mr. X." We may never know this mystery man's identity, but one thing's for sure: X marked the spot.

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