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Kobe Bryant tells young Lakers teammates to take responsibility

Kobe Bryant tells young Lakers teammates to take responsibility

Add Kobe Bryant to the list of those unhappy with the Lakers' 9-37 record.

After the Lakers' sixth consecutive loss Saturday, falling 121-103 in Portland, Bryant pleaded with his young teammates to take responsibility and turn things around.

"His message was basically 'You've got to compete every night,' " Coach Byron Scott said. "The biggest thing I got from all the comments that he made was 'Don't blame it on anybody else. Don't blame it on the schemes, or you're not getting your minutes, or your touches.' "

Rookie forward Larry Nance Jr. said the message was well received.

"It was a very...

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