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Caught in the Web: Marveling at Kobe Bryant's All-Star performance

February 21, 2011 | 10:27 am


Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan details how Kobe Bryant fed off the youthful energy in the West's 148-143 victory over the East in the 2011 NBA All-Star game.

--The New York Times' Jonathan Abrams notes how Bryant's performance put temporarily overshadowed the attention on Carmelo Anthony's playing future.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding pinpoints Bryant's performance as a Hollywood ending.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen credits Bryant's efforts.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford details Bryant's dominance.

--The Washington Post's Michael Lee highlights the show Bryant put on in front of a hometown crowd. 


--The Times' Broderick Turner reports that the Sacramento Kings' talks about a possible move to Anaheim get more serious.

--The Times' Lisa Dillman explains how an eventful All-Star weekend for Clippers forward Blake Griffin has drained his energy.'s Art Garcia looks at how the youth infusion fueled Bryant's energy.

--Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix gives Bryant an A and Gasol a B+ for their All-Star performances.'s Shaun Powell calls Bryant's effort a Hollywood ending. 

--Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen looks at Bryant's intensity.

--The Orange County Register's Dan Woike highlights different parts of All-Star weekend.


--The Times' Bill Plaschke says Los Angeles still remains Bryant's town.

--The Times' Mark Heisler predicts there will be an NBA lockout.

--The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore contends Bryant remains the leading man in L.A. gives Bryant and Pau Gasol an A for their All-Star efforts.'s John Hollinger says the Kobe-LeBron showdown in the 2011 All-Star game could be a good Finals preview.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky believes Bryant's scoring spree was warranted.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi thinks Bryant's stated willingness to pass the torch to Griffin is genuine. 

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's Gregg Patton credits Bryant for his hard work.

--Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears details how Bryant commanded the All-Star stage.

--Fox Sports' Jason Whitlock predicts Bryant's MVP performance in the 2011 All-Star game will be his last accomplishment.


--ESPN Los Angeles Brian Kamenetzky makes sure to give credit to Pau Gasol for his All-Star contributions.

--Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin pokes fun at Bryant's contention the younger players inspired him to play well.

--Pro Basketball Talk's John Krolik highlights the winners and losers from All-Star weekend.'s Mike Trudell details Bryant's MVP performance.

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore and Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano both liked the 2011 NBA All-Star game.

Tweet of the Day: Congrats to my man Kobe on the work he put n 2nite. Excited about getting back 2 work 2maro. First practice n 6weeks can't wait!!" -- Matt_Barnes22 (Lakers forward Matt Barnes)

Reader Comment of the Day: "Kobe was very cool. Just when you think it is safe to go back in the water - he drops 37" -- Lakerholic

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin is congratulated by West teammate Kobe Bryant of the Lakers during the NBA All-Star game on Sunday at Staples Center. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times