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NBA Playoff Youngsters Finding Their Big Boy Pants
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In his second year, second-round draft pick Chandler Parsons is showing his versatility.

Kobe Bryant says the darnedest things. 

Earlier this year, when Pau Gasol was struggling to perform and adapt to new coach Mike D'Antoni's system, Kobe had some advice: "Put your big-boy pants on," said Bryant, according to ESPN Los Angeles.

The playoffs are over for the Lakers—and they never even began for Kobe.

But there are several young performers in this year's playoffs who should be making Bryant—and more importantly, their own teammates and coaches—proud.

When the spotlight shines brightest, some youngsters crumble.

Not these kids.

These are the young, largely unknown players who have put on their big-boy pants this postseason.

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