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Time for Mike D'Antoni to earn it

After a Game 1 loss to Spurs, it's up to Lakers coach to make the adjustments

Updated: April 22, 2013, 2:43 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

SAN ANTONIO -- Long before Kobe Bryant got into a bizarre postgame tête-à-tête from 1,350 miles away with Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni on Sunday, Bryant glowed about the man, calling him an "offensive genius" back in November.

D'Antoni called Bryant, who was live-tweeting the Lakers' Game 1 against the San Antonio Spurs from his home in California as he rehabs after Achilles surgery, a "fan" for his 140-character contributions from afar.

Probably a poor word choice ...

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