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Pros and Cons of LA Lakers Shutting Down Kobe Bryant for Rest of the Season
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Should Kobe Bryant stay in street clothes for the rest of the season?

The debate has been raging since Kobe Bryant fractured the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee: Should the Los Angeles Lakers shut down Bryant for the rest of the season?

Many NBA pundits, like TNT's Charles Barkley, have been extremely vocal about the idea of sitting Bryant for the rest of the campaign.

That suggestion certainly has its merits, but it comes with some negative side effects as well.

Here are the pros and cons to shutting down the Black Mamba.

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