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Sunday Basketball Notes

Kobe Bryant wants to return before end of year

Kobe Bryant refuses to relent. He refuses to bypass this troubled season in Los Angeles and prepare for the next one, even though his return from a knee injury may damage the organization long-term.

The Lakers, who are 19-36, are headed for the draft lottery and potentially a premium pick in perhaps the deepest draft since the Class of 2003 produced LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh.

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