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Wayne Ellington is confident while filling in for Kobe Bryant
Wayne Ellington is confident while filling in for Kobe Bryant

For Lakers reserve guard Wayne Ellington, starting Tuesday's game in place of a fatigued Kobe Bryant was a welcome lift from the tragedy Ellington endured last month. Ellington's father, Wayne Ellington Sr., 57, was fatally shot in Philadelphia, and his son took an 11-day absence from the team. Signed by the Lakers shortly before training camp in September, Ellington made the opening-night roster with a non-guaranteed contract. "The past six months have been a journey for me," Ellington said. "Life has taken me on some crazy paths, some crazy obstacles." The 6-foot-4 Ellington has been a important rotation player for the Lakers. Before Tuesday's...

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