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NBA Playoffs 2012: Kobe Bryant with Another Classic Finish to Postgame Presser

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 14:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers is double teamed by Daequan Cook #14 and Nazr Mohammed #8 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 14, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Oklahoma City defeated Los Angeles 119-90. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
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Holly MacKenzieNBA Lead BloggerMay 15, 2012

After the Oklahoma City Thunder destroyed the Los Angeles Lakers from start to finish in a 119-90 Game 1 victory, you knew Kobe Bryant's postgame presser was going to be one to watch.

With Russell Westbrook running circles around the Lakers and finishing with 27 points in 27 minutes to go along with nine assists and seven rebounds, and Kevin Durant finishing with an easy 25 points in 28 minutes of action (the most of any Oklahoma City starter), we were due for an entertaining moment or two when the time came for Bryant to address the media.

Before we get to Bryant's postgame interview, though, there was an interesting scene on the Lakers bench after the game as Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum hung around while the rest of their teammates went into the locker room. The two remained there on the bench, animatedly discussing what had just happened on the court and were still seated when the TNT crew was finished filming a postgame interview with Oklahoma City's James Harden. Lakers fans should at least take solace in knowing their big men felt there was plenty to discuss after the loss.

While Bryant was calm and collected in his press conference, the moment we were waiting for happened when a reporter asked him if the Lakers were capable of guarding the Thunder. After an incredulous "Excuse me," we got a classic Bryant postseason press conference finish.

Oh, speaking of important postgame moments, check out what Westbrook wore to the podium.

That's an interesting glasses and shirt combo, isn't it?

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