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Kobe had a very Black Swan response to Pau's critics: "That’s because everybody is a bunch of idiots ..."
"That’s because everybody is a bunch of idiots," Bryant said when asked why people question Pau Gasol's value to the team. "I don’t understand that. I just don’t. You don’t see a big with his skill set. You’d be hard pressed to find a big with his skill set in the history of the game. We put him at the elbow for about five straight minutes and he just tore them up. Tore ‘em up. And with the touch from the outside and posting up and passing the ball. You don’t see that skill set."
Gasol had 12 points and 10 assists to complement Bryant's 19 points and 14 assists, making them the first Laker duo to go for 10-plus assists in the same game together since Bryant (10 assists) and Luke Walton (11) did it in a 147-141 overtime loss to the Washington Wizards on Dec. 17, 2006.