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Byron Scott assured Kobe Bryant he had his best interests at heart
Byron Scott assured Kobe Bryant he had his best interests at heart

How does someone ask a living legend to, ahem, sit out some games and rest? Very lightly, it turns out. Byron Scott approached Kobe Bryant by reminding him of their relationship. How long it had lasted. And how much longer it would continue. "Before I even said, 'I would like for you to sit out a couple of games,' I had to always go back to, 'You know how much I love you, you know how much I care for you, you know I've always got your best interests at heart,'" the Lakers coach said Friday. "Then I had to hit him with, 'I think you need to sit down a couple of games.'" Bryant sat out a third consecutive game Friday so he could...

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