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L.A. Times: Kobe Bryant will play Wednesday, I learned Monday.
Actually, I didn’t learn it as much as divine it from years of watching Bryant, who would play if they had to wrap him from head to foot like a mummy.
Two things are certain with Bryant: 1) he’s the gamer of gamers and 2) he’ll never take a breath without creating a controversy, as he did once more Sunday.
Only one thing kept Bryant’s performance in Game 4 from rising to the mythic level of Willis Reed limping out for Game 7 in 1970 and the flu-ridden Michael Jordan beating the Jazz in 1997 . . .
The Lakers didn’t win.
Otherwise, it would have been one for the ages: Bryant looking like Charlton Heston in “El Cid” whose body was tied to his horse and sent back into battle, leading them back from a 12-point deficit in the last 3:59 of regulation.
If Lamar Odom had made his three-pointer to put them ahead with :13 left and they’d gone on to win, people would have talked about this game as long as there was an NBA.