Found May 22, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
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OKLAHOMA CITY -- I was thinking, as I watched L.A. Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant on Monday, how little it mattered his 33 years, his fading youth. Whatever else has faded, Kobe still has that ability to bend a basketball court to his will, to make us say wow, to dominate like few since Jordan. And so he reminded us again Monday. Here was a guy fighting for his legacy, for his sixth ring, acknowledging he is 33 and the uncertainty that brings and yet unwilling to concede anything because of age. He scored 42 points and fought and attacked, even long after defeat was guaranteed. Being media, we immediately attached narrative to this 106-90 loss that sent the Lakers to another early offseason. We had seen a changing of the guard, after all. The young and talented Oklahoma City Thunder were ascending to the Western Conference finals and Kobe and his Lakers time had passed, or so we tried to say. Kobe was having none of this, refusing as always to be defined by others limits. Im no...
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