Kobe Bryant will long be remembered as many things. A loving father. A devoted husband. A cherished friend. An Oscar winner. And one of the greatest basketball players to ever set foot on the court. The sole blemish on his remarkable life was a charge of sexual assault leveled against him nearly 20 years ago. That charge was subsequently dismissed in 2004 and, in the years that followed, has rarely been mentioned since. With the overwhelming outpouring of grief and heartache expressed by colleagues, friends and fans in the aftermath of his passing, it was unavoidable that this blemish reemerges in the public consciousness. Does it tarnish Bryant's legacy, or merely the motives of anyone who asks such a question.