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Lakers need Kobe Bryant at helm

Despite team's recent success without him, it's clear L.A. craves his moxie

Updated: April 18, 2012, 6:57 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- It went on just long enough for everyone to start drawing conclusions. And Kobe Bryant didn't help with all those camera shots of him enthusiastically grabbing a clipboard and coaching up his teammates from the sidelines in a nationally televised win over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.

But let's be real. The Los Angeles Lakers might have won four straight games without Bryant. And yes, "Coach Kobe" is a fun storyline. However, after watching the way the San Antonio Spurs ...

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