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Kobe Bryant needs to show his face, angry or not
Kobe Bryant needs to show his face, angry or not

Kobe Bryant could learn something from Chance the Gardener, the childlike simpleton from the movie "Being There": Sometimes all that matters is showing up. Bryant has been conspicuously absent from the Lakers' bench in recent weeks, preferring to remain in the locker room during games at Staples Center. A Lakers spokesman said he missed one recent game because he was sick. His absence under any other circumstance should make the Lakers and their fans queasy. Capable of playing or not, Bryant is making $30.5 million this season. The least he can do is sit on the bench with his teammates. It doesn't matter that the season has long been lost or that more than half...

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