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Kobe Bryant: Lakers set for playoff push

Updated: February 22, 2011, 2:57 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Lakers coach Phil Jackson didn't watch Kobe Bryant's MVP performance in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game. He became aware of Bryant's stat line only after Bryant told him before Monday's practice but that was about the extent of his knowledge from a game he has never really cared for.

"I can't remember the last All-Star Game I watched if I wasn't coaching in it," Jackson said. "I'm not a big fan of the game. I don't think it contributes to basketball. It's a show."

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