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Bryant tweets speak to fellow stars

More than defending his contract, Kobe appealing to future top free agents

Updated: November 27, 2013, 3:00 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

It may seem that Kobe Bryant was mad when he grabbed his iPhone after leaving the Verizon Center and sounded off on Twitter late Tuesday night.

As though he was irritated and defensive about the backlash he's been hearing from fans and pundits, and whispers around the NBA, since he signed a two-year, $48.5 million extension with the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday morning. Or maybe that his famously stubborn pride was a little wounded from the insinuations that he didn't deserve to ...

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