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EL SEGUNDO, CA The promises, speculation and worry are finally over, which sets up another set of obstacles for the Lakers and Spurs to overcome. The 2013 NBA Playoffs have arrived and the slate is clean for the No. 2 and No. 7 seeded teams in the Western Conferences especially in Los Angeles but the pressure has been ratcheted up to ear-splitting volume.
San Antonio has been a lock to make the playoffs since the beginning of the season, while the Lakers everybodys chic preseason choice to waltz to the Finals had to go down to the wire to just ensure postseason participation.
The Lakers wont have their best player and team leader sorry, no Kobe Bryant return from the hospital bed miracles this time but theyll still put two future Hall of Famers on the floor every night in Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard. If Steve Nash can overcome his ailments, make that three. If that isnt enough to at least make it a great series with a great team, then the Lakers simply just dont belong as ...
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Kobe Bryant shared a Nike “You Showed Us” print advertisement on his Instagram which he said touched him “beyond words.” The ad which was featured in an LA newspaper on Sunday, features a list of inspiring and unique accomplishments made by Kobe. Each feat begins with “You showed us”:
You showed us that an 18-year-old could play with the best.
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PAU! RIGHT IN THE KISSER!
Kobe Bryant took to Twitter to show that even though he won't be on the court during the team's playoff run doesn't mean he doesn't have his teammate's backs.
Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni called Kobe Bryant a "fan" following the first game loss to the Spurs and the Black Mamba responded on Twitter.
With just over three minutes left in last Friday’s game against Golden State, Kobe Bryant walked off the court for the last time this season. Since then, the Lakers have won every game, securing the seventh seed in the Western Conference. In doing so, they avoid the defending Western Conference Champion Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round.
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PhotoCredit:Jae C. Hong:Associated Press
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