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Kobe serves suspension against Knicks

Updated: January 31, 2007, 9:12 AM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

Kobe Bryant was so stunned and angered by his one-game suspension, he took the extraordinary step Tuesday of asking NBA commissioner David Stern to convene an immediate appeal hearing.

Shortly before 5 p.m. ET the league turned down that request, meaning Bryant had to sit out the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night. He wasn't paid for the game.

And it cost the Lakers in a 99-94 loss to the Knicks.

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