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What drives the driven?

Kobe Bryant says winning is his only motivation, but some believe it's more than that

Updated: November 21, 2010, 8:58 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

A late-November game against Golden State is as good an occasion as any to ask the question: What exactly motivates Kobe Bryant these days?

What gets the modern-day Mr. June, the guy who has had seven of his 14 seasons in the league finish in the NBA Finals, ramped up for a one-of-82 regular-season matchup against the perennial Pacific Division also-rans?

Does he just take joy in teaching the next generation what it takes to be great? He's already punished former USC ...

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