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Kobe to Reporters: ‘I’m Out of Answers’

Even though the Los Angeles Lakers have yet to begin their 2010-2011 NBA title defense, reporters in the press room are already giggling.

In a lengthy item at, “Land O’ Lakers” blogger Brian Kamenetzky tracks back to the post-game interviews that took place after last week’s ugly 82-74 exhibition loss to the Utah Jazz at the Honda Center in Anaheim. He notes that despite the fact that Kobe Bryant has specifically asked reporters to refrain from questions about his knee, such questions have been plentiful. However, rather than get riled, Number 24 has been willing to go with the disjointed flow.

Writes Kamenetzky:

By the sixth preseason game, Kobe had answered every version of every question imaginable about his knee, the one thing he made clear early in training camp he wasn’t going to talk much about. Questions about his shooting were the same as the ones asked the day before, the day before that, and would again be asked tomorrow…

And there was giggling. With the first question through the 97 seconds he stood and engaged in the exercise. From us, from him. A recognition by all of us of how silly it all was, so far in advance of where the Lakers are universally expected to go this season.

Where’s Ron Artest when you need him?

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