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A shorthanded Lakers battles the Nuggets to honor Kobe Bryant

The Lakers have unveiled Kobe Bryant's first statue and the team is looking to get the win vs. Denver to honor him

By James Brown

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The Los Angeles Lakers organization unveiled earlier today the first of what is going to be three statues for Kobe Bryant, and now, the team is having a game against the Denver Nuggets. LeBron James and Anthony Davis are leading a shorthanded version of the group in pursuit of the win to honor Kobe.

Cam Reddish, Gabe Vincent, Jarred Vanderbilt and in the last minute D'Angelo Russell all are out for tonight's game, which saw the starting lineup of Austin Reaves, Max Christie, LeBron James, Rui Hachimura, and Anthony Davis.

After the first quarter, the Lakers were trailing by 6 points, and in the second quarter, they are still in the battle trying to cut the distance to get the win and increase their winning streak to four games.

But Kobe Bryant remains the main inspiration for tonight's game as the players are wearing the black mamba jerseys in honor of the purple and gold legend that continues to inspire to this day.

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