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Lakers problem? Kobe Bryant

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07:59 AM ET 12.19 | The Lakers welcomed back Pau Gasol, which may cover up some of what ills the Lakers -- or maybe not. The root cause of the Lakers' dysfunction has been consistent for 15 years. It is Kobe Bryant's ego, his desperate pursuit of Michael Jordan's legacy. ... Oh, the numbers look great. The results? The Lakers stink. You can blame that on the injuries to Gasol and [Steve Nash]. You can blame it on the incompetence of [Mike D'Antoni]. I blame Kobe. He's the guy stopping [Dwight Howard] from eating. Kobe is the guy giving Howard room to lose himself in his immaturity and hide. Here's what Kobe has never understood about the Los Angeles Lakers. It's an organization built to house and nurture giants.

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December 19, 2012  08:29 AM ET

They are currently in the process of passing a bill in LA that bans Fox Sports in LA after those comments.

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December 19, 2012  08:38 AM ET
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....by 10:00 a.m.

December 19, 2012  08:42 AM ET

Kobe can stop Howard from eating, but he can't stop Eddy Curry from eating burgers !!!!

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December 19, 2012  09:11 AM ET
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What no Kidd is an MVP thread yet...?<Runs out and let's JGB handle the fall out!>

Trouble maker! Good morning CC.

December 19, 2012  09:19 AM ET

Credit And Blame Go Hand In Hand, Bro.

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