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Dec 5, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) smiles after hitting a shot against the New Orleans Hornets during the fourth quarter of a game at the New Orleans Arena. The Lakers defeated the Hornets 103-87. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

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