Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 1/30/13
We all know Kobe Bryant is arguably the most competitive and passionate player the game of basketball has ever seen. To him, success is only measured in championships, and there’s no such thing as 2nd best. In the past 2 games, Bryant reminded everyone just how much he puts winning above everything. The Lakers had lost 3 straight games on the road catapulted by a disappointing loss to Miami at Staples Center that could have gone their way if not for the 8 turnovers they committed in the 1st half. Facing a 17-25 record that puts them 8 games below the .500 mark, the Lakers were running out of options, and more importantly, time to give any purpose to the remaining 42 games of the season. With half of those 42 games on the road and rounding off their season series with plenty of playoff-bound teams the rest of the way, something had to be done…now! Kobe had already tweaked his game defending the other team’s facilitator in hopes that it would answer most of the team’s defensive woes ...
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