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Ben McGrath

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Staff writer for the New Yorker

Ben McGrath on KCRW

When you talk about the Lakers, you’re really having a conversation about Kobe Bryant. But Kobe’s injured and out for the season. Again.

Kobe Bryant's Long Goodbye

When you talk about the Lakers, you’re really having a conversation about Kobe Bryant. But Kobe’s injured and out for the season. Again.

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