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Lighter moment at Lakers practice: Can Byron see Kobe as a future coach? "Nah. He's too tough." Said Kobe would be more demanding than Riley
Kobe says he has never ran this much in a practice. Ever. Under any coach. Interesting.
Byron Scott just stopped 10 Lakers while they were running. Didn't like how they did them, made them start over. Included Young, Sacre + Lin
Neither Nash nor Kobe taking part in intense post-practice conditioning with the team. Understandable.
Kobe practiced for 2 hours, 15 minutes. Now cooling off next to Laker trainer Gary Vitti. Nash practiced about 90 mins.
Julius Randle has seen Kobe from afar. Now he's seen him up close in Laker workouts. Thoughts? "Looks like he hasn't lost a step."
Despite Kobe’s advancing age + suddenly thick dossier of recent injuries, Kupchak called it “comforting” to know he was returning to action.
Kupchak on Lakers' pursuit of LeBron, Carmelo: "We never felt it was realistic we could get 1 of the 2. But if you don’t try you don’t know"
Kupchak says Bryant is "going to have an excellent year. I get reports. I've seen him personlly."
Kupchak says there will be "management" of Kobe's minutes, maybe even games played. Says Byron Scott will have the final call.
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