Video: Kobe on LeBron, Defense and Lakers Playoffs

Kobe Bryant The Lakers have a big game ahead of them Thursday night. Two teams loaded with superstars, and the Lakers playoff hopes weighing heavy on everyone’s minds.

At practice today, Kobe acknowledged comments made by LeBron James that last year’s Miami team had it a lot tougher than the current Lakers team. Plus, Bryant talks about guarding Dwayne Wade and LeBron James and weighs in on mental ability vs. physical ability on defense.

“I think to be an exceptional defender you can get away without having those physical attributes as long as you mentally understand what your match up is.”

Plus, see why Kobe says playoffs are NOT the goal. And, he even tells us who he thinks is the best defensive player of all time. Check it out below. And, for all our Lakers practice videos, click here.

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Reporter: @SerenaWinters

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