Lakers learn to conquer adversity

But, let's be serious here, they are not a better team without Kobe Bryant

Updated: March 18, 2013, 3:45 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers are not better without Kobe Bryant. Stop it.

Yes, the ball moved freely and better than it has in a while with Bryant in the training room, getting treatment on his severely sprained ankle, during the Lakers' 113-102 win over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night.

Yes, the Steve Nash who scored 19 points and had 12 assists looked like the Steve Nash you saw all those years in Phoenix.

And, yes, you saw Sunday why Antawn Jamison is closing ...

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