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Jim Buss: Kobe deal 'right thing'

Updated: December 1, 2013, 11:47 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

In the end, the negotiation went rather quickly. Less than two weeks from beginning to end. Because in the end, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers wanted the same thing: for him to have the opportunity to retire as a Laker.

"This wasn't something I decided to do; this wasn't something [general manager] Mitch Kupchak decided to do. This was a Buss family decision," Lakers executive vice president of player personnel Jim Buss told ESPNLosAngeles.com on Monday night after the team ...

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