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April 22, 2002
Two world championships, and a guy still can't fit into his seat on the plane or the elevators at New York's plaza Hotel. Those are among the things SI photographer Walter Iooss Jr. learned when he went behind the scenes with the Los Angeles Lakers at home and on the road, where it's just another fat per diem check
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April 22, 2002

Laker Diary

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Working the lobby after practice.

Kobe gets a quick glimpse of New York's bright lights on 6th Ave before settling in for some hoops on T.V.

...3:30 P.M. N.Y.C. McDonald's...2/23
Do frees go with that handshake?

5:15 P.M. Team bus... Orlando;?0
Kobe in his usual seat at the back of the team bus heading for the O-rena.

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