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Kobe must be a leader during lockout

Updated: September 13, 2011, 9:01 PM ET
By Stephen A. Smith | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Kobe Bryant is not smart … he's brilliant! A brilliant basketball player, an astute business mind and easily one of the pre-eminent ambassadors the game has ever known.

Now what Bryant needs to be is someone who remembers that there's a responsibility that comes with being a steward of the National Basketball Association, especially during collective bargaining negotiations that could determine the fate of the league for years to come. He needs to remind his contemporaries that ...

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