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Extra! Extra! (1.27)

January 27, 2006 |  8:27 am

We're almost done as a mass media conglomerate talking about 81... but not quite. And per usual, a few people still didn't dig it. Apparently, kids today so at risk that a guy putting up 81 will somehow  lead them down the wrong path. And folks jonsing for a team effort (or Kobe to just change his game) weren't amused. But ESPN's Greg Anthony thinks these people are missing the point.  And hell, you might as well hop on the 81 bandwagon, because the imagery ain't going nowhere.  Good thing it's all on tape, too, since Kobe's not dead set on trying to recreate the moment tonight against Golden State. FYI. Phil Jackson's just peachy with that.

Former Laker Update: Anyone hoping the team might bring back AK's man Isaiah Rider on the cheap as a second scorer, look elsewhere. He won't have nearly the same explosiveness dunking in leg irons.