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After another loss, Lakers' Kobe Bryant yearns for the old days
After another loss, Lakers' Kobe Bryant yearns for the old days

The Lakers are so upside down, so lost in their worst start since the 1950s, that Kobe Bryant reacted to another loss by almost wishing the Lakers were still together. Not these Lakers, really. The ones that were champions just a handful of a years ago. The trip down championship lane happened after the Lakers lost to the New Orleans Pelicans, 109-102, in a game Wednesday that wasn't nearly as close as the score. Their problems were nothing new — no defense, an over-reliance on Bryant, scant supporting help, Bryant not shooting overly accurate — but the fun began when Bryant was probed about the Lakers' next opponent, the San Antonio Spurs. Specifically, how...

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