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Magic shares wisdom with Kobe

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04:05 PM ET 12.13 | With his Los Angeles Lakers team struggling, Kobe Bryant placed an important phone call to a past Lakers legend. Bryant told reporters that he spent time talking with Magic Johnson, now an ESPN analyst. What did they talk about? "We just talked about some of the experiences he went through and some of the systematic changes that he had to go through after Kareem (Abdul-Jabbar) retired and how he kind of managed through that and how he dealt with that," he said. "It was very helpful."

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, David Richard-USA TODAY Sports David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
December 13, 2012  04:09 PM ET

Some free advice for Kobe: Don't publicly call out your teammates any more.

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December 13, 2012  04:26 PM ET

Wisdom and Magic won't help bring up Superman's free throw percentage...

December 13, 2012  04:27 PM ET

it's like if his ability to keep things to himself has been destroyed...'must say...everything that comes to my mind....'...'Pau looks like a llama'...'Howard can't shoot free throws for ****'...'losing my zen'...'had to call Magic'...

December 13, 2012  04:31 PM ET

'ate fish tacos for lunch, feeling some indigestion'...

December 13, 2012  04:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Some free advice for Kobe: Don't publicly call out your teammates any more.

If he realizes how dumb and immature he looks when he does that maybe the advice will sink in. Kobe's a different person when Vanessa's not around. Maybe men and women are supposed to live together afterall... just saying cos divorce rate is 50%. You just can't help it but wonder if marriage is a mistake of our civilization. It's good for Kobe though! Go get that lady back in your life Kobe... you need him like malls needs guns...

December 13, 2012  05:04 PM ET

DJ can coach his Lakers or Raiders to winners again!!

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December 13, 2012  05:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

If he realizes how dumb and immature he looks when he does that maybe the advice will sink in. Kobe's a different person when Vanessa's not around. Maybe men and women are supposed to live together afterall... just saying cos divorce rate is 50%. You just can't help it but wonder if marriage is a mistake of our civilization. It's good for Kobe though! Go get that lady back in your life Kobe... you need him like malls needs guns...

All good points.

December 13, 2012  05:19 PM ET

He's got to be the weirdest looking player......uggggggly.

December 13, 2012  05:23 PM ET

Kobe, I have HIV. Don't get HIV. Signed Magic.

December 13, 2012  05:28 PM ET

Kobe has been in the league for 15 years and still needs advise on adversity? Sad.

December 13, 2012  05:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Some free advice for Kobe: Don't publicly call out your teammates any more.

Like he did with Bynum several years ago and Bynum got them there to win the championship the following year. Then Bynum acted a fool in the playoffs against Dallas Mavericks, the year Dallas won the Championship and Dirk was on FIRE!

December 13, 2012  06:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Kobe, I have HIV. Don't get HIV. Signed Magic.

rofl... this is so bad

December 13, 2012  07:04 PM ET

Hey ShOWTIME....ITS ON!!! kNICKS VS LA LA LAND!!

December 13, 2012  07:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Wisdom and Magic won't help bring up Superman's free throw percentage...

Well magic might help.

December 13, 2012  07:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I think the Lakers win big tonight.Because they have to.

Your thoughts dont mean Jack!

December 13, 2012  07:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I think the Lakers win big tonight.Because they have to.

We play the game to win!......Herm Edwards!

December 13, 2012  08:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Some free advice for Kobe: Don't publicly call out your teammates any more.

Kobe who?

 
December 13, 2012  08:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

We play the game to win!......Herm Edwards!

Wrong sport.

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