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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

A "media" member gave Kobe a gift:

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Kobe-mania...

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe is here #Toronto

ESPN Staff Now 

Kobe Bryant was sent to the wrong podium... Headed back to the cameras now. Cheers from the assembled masses.

ESPN Staff Now 

Anticipation -- and a fair crowd -- builds as they await Kobe Bryant's arrival.

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J.J. Redick, surrounded by media, praised his opponents, specifically Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, in the 3-point contest.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

J.J. Redick says that he had issues with rhythm and timing during last year's 3-point contest, in part because he wasn't positioned right in relation to the rack. "Not that shooting 3-pointers off a rack is an exact science," he added.

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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Quite a media scrum gathering for Kobe Bryant here in Toronto:

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

In about 45 minutes, this will be Kobe Bryant's view as he meets the media for his final All-Star Game.

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