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Kobe doesn't like the lollygagging

March, 31, 2010
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Kamenetzky By Brian Kamenetzky
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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It's fair to say Kobe Bryant was relatively uncommunicative with the media after the Lakers laid an egg Monday night against New Orleans. Last night, during an interview with NBA TV in Atlanta, he had a little more to say, expressing a little concern over- stop me if you've heard this before- a lack of urgency:

"The trap that you run into is you play with that sense of urgency when you're down 10, 12, 13 points and that's the kind of mentality I do not want us to have going into the postseason. You kind of lollygag around for a series and now you're down, 3-1, now it's time to play. You kind of fall into that false sense of security and all of a sudden it's time to go and sometimes it's too late to turn it on."

That's right, he used the "L" word. The boys are lollygagging. Turns out, Kobe was just expanding on a theme he pressed Monday night after the Hornets game. Through a little back channel work, we were able to re-create the scene in the visitors locker room at New Orleans Arena.

It went something like this:

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