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Gary Payton: “‘Colorado situation’ threw Kobe’s mind off during ’04 Finals”

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In the latest VladTV clip, ex-NBA star guard Gary Payton described Kobe Bryant’s reaction to losing in the 2004 NBA Finals. Payton said the former Laker took the loss hard, as it was his first finals loss, and stopped talking.

The Hall of Fame point guard also expressed his belief that Kobe’s mind wasn’t completely focused on basketball because of his legal issues. To hear Gary Payton talk about his time on the Boston Celtics, check out the clip below:

Gary Payton: "Colorado Situation" Threw Kobe's Mind Off During '04 Finals (Part 25)
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