Kobe Bryant struggled with a broken index finger from a game the night before.
Bryant challenged Nike to make his signature shoe even lighter and lower than the Nike Zoom Kobe IV he debuted during his 2008-2009 championship season.
The Lakers defeated the Jazz, 101-77, tonight at Staples Center, by holding Utah to six points in the final 12 minutes with great defense.
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The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat last night at the staples center 108-107.
The United States Sports Academy has listed Kobe Bryant as one of the finalists for the United Sports Academy’s 2009 Athlete of the year.