Mike Brown stands by Kobe decision

Updated: March 27, 2012, 7:53 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- If Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown learned anything from Sunday's 102-96 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, it's that even a seemingly routine substitution involving Kobe Bryant can become a point of discussion for L.A. sports fans.

But just because the four-minute Bryant benching in the fourth quarter on Sunday caused such a stir doesn't mean Brown is second-guessing his decision.

"I just decided to make the substitution," Brown said after the Lakers' shootaround ...

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