UPDATE: 6:27 PM ET So they started with 40 prospective jurors in the car vandalism case and they're down to 18 -- and Kobe's still in the running! Let's see if he blows it like last night.
Kobe Bryant just returned to the O.C. Courthouse after a lunch break and had nothing to say ... we were hoping for an answer to the burning question: Did he think his wife Vanessa could clear the metal detector with all that bling?
Kobe is a prospective juror in an auto vandalism case. What are the chances it's a Hummer?