Kobe Bryant, Ben McClemore, Roy Hibert
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Kobe Bryant, Ben McClemore, Roy Hibert

Kobe Bryant drives on Kings guard Ben McClemore as teammate Roy Hibbert sets a screen during first half of a game at Staples Center on Jan. 20.

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D’Angelo Russell

Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell drives to the basket for a layup during the first half of a game against the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center on Jan. 20.

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Kobe Bryant, Ben McLemore

Kobe Bryant drives past Kings guard Ben McClemore during the first half of a game at Staples Center on Jan. 20.

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Byron Scott

Lakers Coach Byron Scott looks on as guard Jordan Clarkson moves the ball up the court against Kings guard Darren Collison during the second half of a game on Jan. 20.

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Kobe Bryant tells young Lakers teammates to take responsibility

Kobe Bryant offers a subtle tap to teammate Anthony Brown as he leaves the court during second half of the Lakers’ 112-93 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Jan. 20.

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Brandon Bass

Lakers center Brandon Bass tries in vain to save the ball from going out of bounds during the second half of the Lakers’ 112-93 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Jan. 20.

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Young Lakers stars going through end-of-season struggles

Lou Williams, Julius Randle and D’Angelo Russell sit on the bench during the final minutes of the Lakers’ 112-93 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Jan. 20.

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Jordan Clarkson looking out for rookie teammate D’Angelo Russell

Lakers teammates D’Angelo Russell, right, and Jordan Clarkson share a moment of support during a break in the action against the Sacramento Kings on Jan. 20.

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Sacramento center DeMarcus Cousins is swarmed by Lakers Kobe Bryant, left, Roy Hibbert and Julius Randle during the first half at Staples Center.

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