Mamba adds 'devastating' twist for MIGHTIES
08:08 AM ET 01.30 | Barely beyond its halfway point, the NBA season has yet another incarnation of the Lakers. Kobe Bryant said before this much-hyped season that the retooled Lakers remain "my team." So it wasn't Steve Nash, one of the best passers in NBA history, or Pau Gasol, one of the best passing big men in the game today, who changed the Lakers' entire approach with his passing. It was Bryant, who had 11 assists Tuesday night to cap the highest three-game assist output of his career (39 total). ... Bryant has altered his method of attack after the initial plan for Nash to be the one carving up defenses and setting up teammates fizzled -- and Bryant's teammates are responding. "I didn't know Kobe could be so devastating that way," D'Antoni said.
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