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USA Basketball forward Carmelo Anthony, left, and guard Kobe Bryant, right, work against guard Russell Westbrook (7) with forward Anthony Davis (14) behind, during practice Saturday, July 14, 2012 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Oklahoma City Thunder's Derek Fisher, center, goes up for a basket against Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, right, and Jordan Hill during the second half in Game 3 of an NBA playoffs Western Conference semifinal in Los Angeles, Friday, May 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Oklahoma City Thunder's Derek Fisher, center, goes up for a basket against Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, right, and Jordan Hill during the second half in Game 3 of an NBA playoffs Western Conference semifinal in Los Angeles, Friday, May 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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In this photo taken Friday, March 9, 2012, Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio reacts on the bench after he went down in a collision with Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant during game in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Timberwolves point guard will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Saturday, March 10, 2012. (AP Photo/ Jim Mone)

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant adjusts his protective mask prior to the Lakers' NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Los Angeles. Bryant broke his nose during the All-Star game. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Miami Heat's LeBron James is second in the league behind Kobe Bryant with 29.8 points per game. (Associated Press)

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Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is averaging a league-leading 30.8 points. (Associated Press)

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant exits one station to complete a television promotion to go to another during the Lakers' media day in El Segundo, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant takes the field during halftime of the 2011 Herbalife World Football Challenge match between Manchester United and FC Barcelona at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. on Saturday, July 30, 2011. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

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Former U.S. Soccer player Mia Hamm and Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant watch from the sidelines during a charity soccer match Sunday in the District. "Washington comes out and gets involved," Ms. Hamm said.

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Kobe Bryant moves the ball downfield during the Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra Celebrity Soccer Challenge, at Washington Kastles Stadium, in Washington, D.C., Sunday, July 31, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Kobe Bryant moves the ball downfield during the Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra Celebrity Soccer Challenge, at Washington Kastles Stadium, in Washington, D.C., Sunday, July 31, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and Jeff Green of the Boston Celtics share a laugh during the 2011 Celebrity Soccer Challenge at Kastles Stadium at The Wharf in Southwest Washington, D.C. on Sunday, July 31, 2011. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

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Ali Krieger of the U.S. national women's soccer team celebrates an own-goal by Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant (left) during the 2011 Celebrity Soccer Challenge at Kastles Stadium at The Wharf in Southwest Washington, D.C. on Sunday, July 31, 2011. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

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Mia Hamm, left, and Kobe Bryant, right, watch the action from the sidelines during the Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra Celebrity Soccer Challenge, at Washington Kastles Stadium, in Washington, D.C., Sunday, July 31, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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**FILE** Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (Associated Press)

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Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant tries to shoot between San Antonio Spurs' Richard Jefferson, left, and Tiago Splitter during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, top, dunks as Oklahoma City Thunder Russell Westbrook, left, and Lakers forward Ron Artest look on during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 10, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (24) is fouled by Miami Heat's Zydrunas Ilgauskas (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Thursday, March 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha, of Switzerland, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in Oklahoma City, Okla. (AP Photo/James Schammerhorn)