Los Angeles Lakers v New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
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Lakers vs. Hornets

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers drives around Kirk Snyder of the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets. (Chris Graythen / Getty Images)
New Orleans Hornets Chris Paul goes to the basket as Los Angeles Lakers Brian Cook defends. (Alex Brandon / AP)
Lakers’ Smush Parker goes for a dunk in front of New Orleans Hornets’ Chris Paul during an NBA basketball game in New Orleans. (Alex Brandon / AP)
Hornets fans hold up signs to welcome the team home during their game against the Los Angeles Lakers. (Alex Brandon / AP)
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant scrambles for a loose ball with New Orleans Hornets guard Speedy Claxton and Lakers guard Smush Parker. (Alex Brandon / AP)
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin kisses Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco on the cheek at the end of the Laker-Hornet game. (Alex Brandon / AP)
Los Angeles Lakers’ Lamar Odom grabs a rebound over Lakers’ Luke Walton and New Orleans Hornets’ Aaron Williams and Desmond Mason, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game. (Andrew Cohoon / AP)