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Best of Kobe 2007-2008

The Lakers season started off with a bit of uncertainty. Kobe Bryant said during the summer he wanted to be traded and publicly voiced his displeasure about team’s direction. Here he is surrounded by the press during the annual Media Day in El Segundo(Karen Tapia-Andersen, Los Angeles Times)
Bryant gives a hug to teammate Derek Fisher who returned to the Lakers after three years, two with Golden State and one with Utah. (Karen Tapia-Andersen, Los Angeles Times)
Kobe Bryant nudges Chris Kaman out of the way while executing a reverse layup during a preseason game against the Clippers. (Lori Shepler, Los Angeles Times)
Bryant scores on a reverse layup past Denver’s Kenyon Martin(Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Bryant flies through the lane and is fouled by the San Antonio Spurs Robert Horry.  (Alex Gallardo, Los Angeles Times)
Phoenix Suns Shawn Marion can only watch as Kobe goes for a reverse layup.  (Alex Gallardo, Los Angeles Times)
Kobe gives it his all while chasing a loose ball against Phoenix. (Alex Gallardo, Los Angeles Times)
Kobe looks for an opening around the defense of Cleveland’s LeBron James.  (Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times)
Kobe looks a little like Magic Johnson as he dishes off a no-look pass against Denver. (Robert Gauthier, Los Angeles Times)
Kobe makes sure not to bang his head on this dunk against the Knicks.  (Richard Hartog, Los Angeles Times)
Don’t I Know You? Bryant greets Phoenix Suns Shaquille O’Neal prior to his Suns debut.  (Alex Gallardo, Los Angeles Times)
Kobe slams home a dunk against the Sacramento Kings.  (Robert Gauthier, Los Angeles Times)
A victorious Kobe Bryant celebrates a 124-101 Lakers victory over the Sacramento Kings as the Lakers clinch the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.  (Robert Gauthier, Los Angeles Times)
Kobe dunks over Nuggets Kenyon Martin in Game 2 of round one of the NBA Playoffs. (Wally Skalij, Los Angeles Times)
Kobe coasts in for two in front of Nuggets Kenyon Martin in Game 2 of round one of the NBA Palyoffs. (Wally Skalij, Los Angeles Times)
Kobe Bryant scores over Spurs Bruce bowen for two of his 39 points in Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference Finals.  (Wally Skalij, Los Angeles Times)
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