Kobe Bryant feeling fine in Philly

Return to hometown delivers a rejuvenation of guard's spirits and a Lakers win

Updated: December 17, 2012, 2:05 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Kobe Bryant was back in his hometown of Philadelphia on Saturday. It's the place he came into this world in the summer of 1978, back when his dad, Joe "Jellybean" Bryant, played alongside a legion of legends in Julius "Dr. J" Erving, Maurice Cheeks, Bobby Jones and Darryl Dawkins.

The Los Angeles Lakers had the day off in advance of their game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, so Bryant -- already a Lakers legend in his own right -- made the nine-mile drive from downtown ...

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