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Saturday, December 10, 2011
Kobe Bryant excited about Albert Pujols

ESPNLosAngeles.com

When the best baseball player comes to a town, everyone notices. Even the reigning sports star.

Albert, Kobe. Kobe, Albert.

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"I've spoken to him," said Kobe Bryant at the Los Angeles Lakers practice on Saturday.

Even Bryant was amazed by how the Los Angeles Angels shocked the baseball world by signing Pujols, saying, "That's big. That's big."

Bryant and his Lakers have had to share headline with Pujols most of the week. The Lakers are starting camp as trade rumors surround the franchise. Pujols signed a contract for 10 years and $254 million.

Will Bryant make a trip to Angel Stadium to see Pujols and his new teammates?

"No question. No question," Bryant said.

Bryant and Pujols had a relationship before this week. The two stars have met in Miami the last two seasons with the Lakers have played the Miami Heat.

Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com contributed to this story.