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Kobe Bryant rated NBA's sixth-best player by CBS Sports

August 24, 2011 |  9:44 am

Kobe Bryant

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--CBS Sports' Matt Moore ranks Kobe Bryant as the league's sixth-best player.

--Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus analyzes how much basketball Kobe Bryant has left in him.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding lauds Luke Walton for accepting an assistant coaching gig with the University of Memphis Tigers.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky says the Lakers remain title contenders.'s Mike Trudell provides a retro diary of Game 5 of the 1991 Western Conference semifinals between the Lakers and Golden State Warriors.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Phillip Barnett features some of Bryant's career highlights.

Tweet of the Day: "Everybody needs to go back inside to work. It was a 3 sec earthquake lol now every1 think than can take off wrk I guess lol" -- DevinEbanks3 (Lakers forward Devin Ebanks)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Last time I checked, Kobe was the one with five rings while Lebron was chockin in the finals last year. Oh what short memories some people have. All this underestimating KB just fuels him. The non-believers will find that out next season when he gets number six." -- Donovin Matthews


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Photo: Lakers center Pau Gasol, left, and guard Kobe Bryant, center, walk away from Dallas center Dirk Nowitzki after he is fouled during Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals on May 6, 2011. Nowitzki, who went on win NBA most valuable player honors for the NBA champion Mavericks, played a leading role in knocking the Lakers out of the playoffs. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times