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Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard responded on Wednesday to LeBron James comments that the Los Angeles Lakers haven't had to go through the same amount of scrutiny he and the Miami Heat did two seasons ago.
"What does it matter?" Bryant said. "What does he want,
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Who could get you?: Kevin Durant is the guy that would give me the most trouble. With his length and ability to use the dribble, he’d be tough.
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Gasol sounds a little “Iversonish” with this quote.
Pau: “I’ve been a starter my entire career. I’ve been a star starter my entire career, so I want to continue to be a star starter.”
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) January 18, 2013
Bryant, who leads the league in scoring at 29.7 points per game, said that alleviating some pressure on him on offense will in turn allow him to apply more pressure on defense.
“If (guarding the opposing team’s offensive threat) is going to be something that I’m going to have to do for a while, I’m going to need my teammates’ help to free up offensively,” Bryant said...
It was probably only a matter of time before the Los Angeles Lakers got healthy and figured it out.
Tuesday night, the Milwaukee Bucks just happened to be in their way.
A sluggish offensive night, missed free throws and turnovers gave the Bucks little chance to compete with a Lakers group that seems to be hitting their stride.
Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard combined for 62 points...
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So LeBron James has broken Kobe Bryant's record for being the youngest player to score 20,000 points. But who will have more points at the end?
The Miami star on Wednesday at Golden State reached the milestone at the age of 28 years, 17 days. That topped Bryant having done it for the Lakers on Dec. 23, 2007 at 29 years, 122 days old.
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Watch closely Thursday. Watch LeBron James continue to carry his team on the road, where they have struggled but he has been magnificent, game after game, day after day, his greatness still somehow expanding and crystallizing before us.
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