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Bryant tells Gasol to be more aggressive

Updated: February 2, 2011, 8:03 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- At Monday's Lakers practice, a day after Kobe Bryant took 10 consecutive shots on his own down the stretch of Los Angeles' 109-96 loss to the rival Boston Celtics, Lakers forward Pau Gasol was asked if he was going to talk to Bryant about shooting less.

Turns out Bryant beat him to the punch, approaching Gasol in private sometime between the Celtics loss and the Lakers' 114-106 overtime win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday to implore the Lakers big man to play like him ...

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