Kobe takes pride in staying power

Updated: February 20, 2011, 12:45 PM ET
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- This was supposed to be a tribute to a unique accomplishment by Kobe Bryant ... except Kobe wasn't having any part of it.

With the All-Star Game back in Los Angeles, Bryant is the only player since the NBA-ABA merger to make two All-Star Game appearances in his home arena in a single city. When I brought that to his attention, he didn't seem impressed.

"Is that supposed to mean anything?" he said.

I added this: Of the 24 players who participated in the 2004 ...

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