Why are people complaining about Kobe's defense? There will be nights he takes off, depending on his condition... Can't expect 34 yo man to defend every night, score (and we still need him to) and have something left in the tank for the POs.
We have Ron and Dwight to defend.
Some nights, like this one, it's enough.
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