Kobe hammers defense home

Bryant cites the Lakers' lack of defensive focus as the reason for their losses to Suns

Updated: May 26, 2010, 11:11 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

PHOENIX -- Kobe Bryant walked up to the postgame podium after the Los Angeles Lakers' 115-106 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday and launched into a diatribe, pounding away at his point so often that even the dude from "Memento" wouldn't need a tattoo to remember the gist of it.

Bryant didn't care about how well he played. His brilliance was rendered irrelevant by his team's lack of defense.

Mention No. 1: "Our defense could have been much better, I think."

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