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Seriously, no problem for Kobe Bryant.  None.

The score at the end of one quarter at the Verizon Center on Sunday afternoon was 19-15.

That's Kobe Bryant 19, Washington Wizards 15.

Sure, the Wiz blew Kobe out the rest of the way (76-11, in fact), but they never recovered from a 15-point deficit to, you know, the actual team they were playing, and they never really had an answer for the man my buddy Mays affectionately refers to as "the Kobe."

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The Kobe's line for the day:

10-for-15 shooting, 2-for-5 from deep, 8-for-11 from the line, 30 points, 7 boards, 2 assists

Four other Lakers scored at least 12 points, and the Kobe's team shot an excellent 56.7 percent from the field en route to cruising to a 103-91 win.  As was discussed in this space yesterday, the actual addition of Pau Gasol means plenty to this team, but it's the added motivation for KB24 that makes them super-duper scary.

The man is very special.