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Backing Gasol is Kobe's good move

Originally Published: February 20, 2012
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant's best move of the season didn't come against a double-team, or with the clock ticking down. It came in the visitor's locker room in Phoenix, when he voiced his displeasure with management for letting Pau Gasol dangle in the trade winds all season.

Except ... only the Los Angeles Lakers could turn a show of support into evidence of division. Kobe's vocal outburst was his strongest statement on behalf of his struggling teammate. But general manager Mitch Kupchak's ...

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