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Armed Robbers Kept Kobe from Practicing

12/9/2009 4:58 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kobe BryantIt takes five gun-toting men to keep Kobe Bryant from stepping on the basketball court -- we're told the superstar had to miss a Los Angeles Lakers practice this morning in the wake of a violent robbery in his neighborhood.

Sources close to the team tell TMZ Kobe was issued an "excused absence" from a team shootaround at the Lakers practice facility this morning.

Unfortunately for the Utah Jazz, we're told Kobe is expected to play tonight.

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samper    

What? He can't come up with a secure ride to get to WORK?

1589 days ago
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savvydude    

Kobe doesn't need to practice. His amazing feat against the Miami Heat last week should be excuse him for a long time.

1589 days ago
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tips    

The name of the canadian glamour model who rejected tiger woods has just come out: http://www.zacktaylor.ca/blog/2009/12/zacktaylorca-exclusive-tiger-woods-rejected-by-canadian-glamour-model.html

1589 days ago
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Balls has no Balls    

Did they rape him?

1589 days ago
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Janet    

There's no robbers! IT'S JUST TIGER USING HIS FRIEND, AND CONFIDANT, KOBE, TO TAKE THE SPOTLIGHT OFF HIMSELF.

1589 days ago
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Lisa    

Go Jazz!

1589 days ago
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Andie    

Too bad they didn't shoot off this cheater's family jewels

1589 days ago
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Andie    

A violent robbery in his neighborhood or did he just get too drunk the night before

1589 days ago
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suzy Q    

Yeah! Maybe one of them were female so that she could sweep his nasty azz wife on the floor with the dog poop! And I thought they had cameras all around the house....if so, and he feels protected by all of his security, then why does he REALLY have to miss practice?? Like he could really do something !!! He only weighs 90lbs. !!

1589 days ago
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big vic    

LAKESHOW BABYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

1589 days ago
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MAX POWER    

Maybe Kobe was busy with a girl friend.

1589 days ago
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Dee    

Gosh people read the headline KOBE BRYANT news not TIGER WOODS.... Kobe doesnt need practice anyways :0 we will still win... GO LAKERS AND YUCK TO ALL THE KOBE HATERS...

1589 days ago
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TM    

rapist, nothing more

1589 days ago
14.

Fred    

Has anyone seen O.J. maybe its him

1589 days ago
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femonanon    

I'm sorry, you are talking about a rapist...that once the woman saw his SIZE and said NO,,, but he raped her anyway/// I have a friend that this happened to and at least the guy was compliant. EFF YOU, KOBE, YOU RAPIST.
how much did he pay her, again, "out of court"
i just hope she wasn't physically injured by it

1589 days ago
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