Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 11/6/12
EL SEGUNDO, CA -- A smiling Kobe Bryant stepped outside the Laker locker room in their practice facility, looked at a pair of reporters and said "Alright, let's get this done." As the writers readied their digital audio recorders, others covering the team saw Bryant ready to talk and ran over to join the scrum. Leaving Dwight Howard sitting on a purple bench with no one left to talk to. "So that's how it is?" the Lakers' center yelled at the deserters. He was laughing, of course, but that is how it is: When Kobe Bryant wants to talk, people are always ready to listen. Bryant has become someone few ever expected to seeteam spokesperson. And he actually seems to be embracing the role, which is somewhat surprising, considering that he has made it clear many times in the past that he'd rather not talk as much as he's expected to. Now, 17 years into his brilliant Hall of Fame career, he seems to like the banter with media members, and much of the time has a mischievous look in his e...
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