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Kobe Bryant: Trades are business

Updated: December 10, 2011, 1:07 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was the first person to speak on behalf of the team Friday after the trade fiasco that went down a day before. By his mundane response, one would hardly think anything was out of the ordinary in Laker Land.

"It's part of the business," Bryant said.

NBA commissioner David Stern vetoed a three-team trade between the Lakers, Hornets and Rockets on Thursday evening that would have brought Chris Paul to the Lakers and sent Pau Gasol ...

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