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Kobe Bryant's injury a tough lesson

Updated: April 25, 2011, 3:09 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

NEW ORLEANS -- Phil Jackson doesn't usually feel the need to remind his team of the obvious. Most of the Los Angeles Lakers have been to the last three NBA Finals and have won back-to-back championships. As evidenced by his philosophy of not taking timeouts when his team is struggling, Jackson often lets his players figure things out for themselves.

There is one obvious point, however, that Jackson feels the need to stress to his team when it is on the verge of closing out a series, ...

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