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Worried about Lakers? Kobe isn't

So much has been made about the Lakers' window closing. You can stop now.

Updated: February 25, 2011, 9:01 PM ET
By Stephen A. Smith | ESPNLosAngeles.com

In contemplating the kind of season the Lakers have had thus far, there isn't much that should amuse Kobe Bryant.

The Lakers are older, appear to be a tad slower, have clearly lacked focus from time to time -- and don't appear to have "shame" as a part of their vernacular. They've lost to the likes of Sacramento, Charlotte and the league-worst Cleveland Cavaliers in the past month alone. Questions about their veneer, their toughness, their commitment have proliferated.

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