In May, ESPN.com's Baxter Holmes shared how Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka once told the team how Bryant had dinner with Heath Ledger after the Lakers star watched The Dark Knight.
As many pointed out, Ledger died in January 2008, before The Dark Knight hit theaters.
This is actually the story Rob told, that he got confused about, the Heath Ledger stuff.
Because I stayed up watching Batman, and watching Heath Ledger.
And then I went and started researching about Heath Ledger, and how he got into character and how he just became all-consuming.