More recently Bryant's attorneys have managed to put the focus on the mental health and sex life of his 19-year-old accuser.
The NBA star's deep-pocketed defense team has kept prosecutors off-balance with a flood of paperwork. They've dominated court sessions in the case.
The defense has questioned everything about the case. They've questioned the motives of sheriff's investigators and the accuser herself.
They've questioned the constitutionality of a Colorado law that protects rape victims.
A trial is months away at the earliest.