Found January 27, 2013 on Sports-Glory:
Kobe Bryant is an accomplished scorer, averaging 28.9 points per game this season, but his teammates seem to respond better when he's passing the ball around. "I tried to make a real concerted effort to force the game upon my teammates a little bit and just have them
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