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NBA Power Rankings Week 17: How Far Did Kobe Bryant and Los Angeles Lakers Fall?

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NBA Power Rankings Week 17: How Far Did Kobe Bryant and Los Angeles Lakers Fall?
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Kobe Bryant may have won the All-Star Game MVP Award, but that's not going to silence the critics of the Los Angeles Lakers. Kobe's squad entered the All-Star break on a three-game losing streak, culminating in an embarrassing loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the worst team in basketball.

Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls knocked off the San Antonio Spurs in a statement game to the rest of the league, the Boston Celtics still have the Miami Heat's number and Carmelo Anthony is still a Denver Nugget—for now.

Who moved up and who moved down? Find out in this week's Bleacher Report Power Rankings. 

 

The Bleacher Report NBA Power Rankings are done by averaging individual featured columnists' tallies. This week's contributors were Brian Chappatta (Bulls), Andrew Bailey (NBA/Mavericks) and Allen Kim (NBA Team Leader).

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