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Kobe Bryant pushes onward

He hasn't given up on Lakers' season, but knows that time is wasting

Updated: February 7, 2013, 12:24 AM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- As Kobe Bryant watched teammate Pau Gasol gimp to an awaiting town car on crutches, en route to a doctor's examination that would reveal a torn plantar fascia muscle that will sideline him at least four to six weeks, the leader of the Los Angeles Lakers visibly sighed.

"You get more appreciative of [your accomplishments] at the end," Bryant said, "because you realize how hard it is."

Even in the wake of the news that Gasol will be out of lineup for the ...

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