Mamba turns into Hulk

An angry Kobe Bryant motivated the Lakers to beat the Blazers in grueling Portland

Updated: February 24, 2011, 11:39 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

PORTLAND -- Kobe Bryant calls himself the Black Mamba, but he sounded more like the Incredible Hulk as he stood alone in the visiting locker room of the Rose Garden on Wednesday night.

"I wasn't frustrated, I was pissed off -- there's a difference," Bryant said. "When I get pissed off, you don't want me mad. That's Hulk type stuff. A combination of non-calls and them feeling like they were doing a good job on me defensively pissed me off."

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