Kobe And NBA Referees

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Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets, Game 4
DENVER - MAY 25: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks over at referee Ken Mauer in the second half against the Denver Nuggets in Game Four of the Western Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May 25, 2009 in Denver, Colorado.
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Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets, Game 4
DENVER - MAY 25: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers argues with a referee against the Denver Nuggets in Game Four of the Western Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May 25, 2009 in Denver, Colorado.
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NBA Finals Game 1: Orlando Magic v Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 4: (R) Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers listens to Referee (L) Dan Crawford #43 during Game One of the 2009 NBA Finals against the Orlando Magic at Staples Center on June 4, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 100-75.
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NBA Finals Game 2: Orlando Magic v Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a call by referee Steve Javie in the fourth quarter against the Orlando Magic in Game Two of the 2009 NBA Finals at Staples Center on June 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.
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Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers ne
Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers nearly collides with the referee after falling when blocked by Orlando Magic players during game two of the NBA finals at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on June 7, 2009. The Lakers won 101-96 and now lead the series 2-0.
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NBA Finals Game 3: Los Angeles Lakers v Orlando Magic
ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 9: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers talks with referee Joey Crawford against the Orlando Magic in Game Three of the 2009 NBA Finals at Amway Arena on June 9, 2009 in Orlando, Florida.
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NBA Finals Game 4: Los Angeles Lakers v Orlando Magic
ORLANDO,FL - JUNE 11: Pau Gasol #16 and Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers complains to Referee Scott Foster against of the Orlando Magic during Game Four of the 2009 NBA Finals at Amway Arena on June 11, 2009 in Orlando, Florida.
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Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Lakers
INGLEWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 9: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers discusses a call with a referee during the preseason game against the Golden State Warriors on October 9, 2009 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The Warriors won 110-91.
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Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Lakers
ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 7: Referee Michael Borgelt talks to Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the preseason game against the Golden State Warriors on October 7, 2009 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The Lakers won 118-101.
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Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers gets a technical foul from referee Monty McCutchen for arguing a call during the third of the NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on October 30, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.
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Los Angeles Lakers v Phoenix Suns
PHOENIX - DECEMBER 28: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to referee Tommy Nunez, Jr. during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on December 28, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Lakers 118-103.
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Los Angeles Lakers v Oklahoma City Thunder
OKLAHOMA CITY - APRIL 24: Referee Michael Smith #38 explains the foul called to Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers against the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2010 NBA Playoffs on April 24, 2010 at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Thunder beat the Lakers 110-89.
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Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers, Game 2
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 04: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers discusses a call with referee Sean Corbin during Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2010 NBA Playoffs against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center on May 4, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
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Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers, Game 2
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 04: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers discusses a call with referee Sean Corbin during Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2010 NBA Playoffs against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center on May 4, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
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Toronto Raptors v Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 9: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers talks to referee Bill Kennedy during the game against the Toronto Raptors on March 9, 2010 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 109-107.
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Los Angeles Lakers v Phoenix Suns, Game 3
PHOENIX - MAY 23: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers speaks with referee Eddie Rush in the second quarter of Game Three of the Western Conference Finals against the Phoenix Suns during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at US Airways Center on May 23, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Lakers, Game 2
LOS ANGELES - MAY 19: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers talks to referee Ed Malloy in Game Two of the Western Conference Finals against the Phoenix Suns during the 2010 NBA Playoffs on May 19, 2010 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 124-112.
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NBA Finals Game 1: Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers guard Kobe Bryant speaks to the referee during game one of the NBA finals against the Boston Celtics at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on June 3, 2010. The defending champion Los Angeles Lakers are not only seeking their 16th NBA championship but also redemption after a humbling loss to the Boston Celtics in the 2008 NBA finals. The Lakers still have the bitter after taste of their humiliating finals loss two years ago.
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NBA Finals Game 5: Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers
NBA Finals Game 5: Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers
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NBA Finals Game 1:  Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers
NBA Finals Game 1: Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers guard Kobe Bryant disputes a Boston Celtics play with the referee before the LA Lakers went on to win 102-89 in game one of the NBA finals at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on June 3, 2010. The defending champion Los Angeles Lakers are not only seeking their 16th NBA championship but also redemption after a humbling loss to the Boston Celtics in the 2008 NBA finals. The Lakers still have the bitter after taste of their humiliating finals loss two years ago.
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NBA Finals Game 1: Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers guard Kobe Bryant disputes a Boston Celtics play with the referee before the LA Lakers went on to win 102-89 in game one of the NBA finals at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on June 3, 2010. The defending champion Los Angeles Lakers are not only seeking their 16th NBA championship but also redemption after a humbling loss to the Boston Celtics in the 2008 NBA finals. The Lakers still have the bitter after taste of their humiliating finals loss two years ago.
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NBA Finals Game 2: Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 06: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers discusses a call with referee Ken Mauer in the first quarter of Game Two of the 2010 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics at Staples Center on June 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
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NBA Finals Game 2: Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 06: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers discusses a call with referee Ken Mauer in the first quarter of Game Two of the 2010 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics at Staples Center on June 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
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NBA Finals Game 4: Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics
Referee Scott Foster listens to Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the game against the Boston Celtics during Game Four of the 2010 NBA Finals on June 10, 2010 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
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NBA Finals Game 4: Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics
Referee Scott Foster talks to Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the game against the Boston Celtics during Game Four of the 2010 NBA Finals on June 10, 2010 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
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NBA Finals Game 5: Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers argues a call with referee Derrick Stafford during Game Five of the 2010 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics on June 13, 2010 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
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NBA Finals Game 6: Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 15: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks over at referee Joe DeRosa in Game Six of the 2010 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics at Staples Center on June 15, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
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NBA Finals Game 7: Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 17: Referee Dan Crawford discusses a call with Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics at Staples Center on June 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
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Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets
DENVER - NOVEMBER 11: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers discusses a call with referee Dan Crawford against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on November 11, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Lakers 118-112.
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Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers gestures to a referee as Carlos Arroyo #8 of the Miami Heat looks on during the NBA game at Staples Center on December 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The Heat defeated the Lakers 96-80.
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New York Knicks v Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 9: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers speaks to a referee during the game against the New York Knicks at Staples Center on January 9, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 109-87.
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Lakers v Kings
SACRAMENTO, CA - MAY 28: Kobe Bryant #8 of the Los Angeles Lakers talks to referee Joe Crawford, during game 5 of the Western Conference Finals during the 2002 NBA Playoffs against the Sacramento Kings at the Arco Arena, in Sacramento, California on May 28, 2002. The Kings won, 92-91.
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Kobe Bryant/Dan Crawford
SAN ANTONIO - MAY 13: Kobe Bryant #8 of the Los Angeles Lakers speaks with referee Dan Crawford #43 of the San Antonio Spurs in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2003 NBA Playoffs at SBC Center on May 13, 2003 in San, Antonio. The Spurs won 96-94.
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Kobe Bryant talks with referee
ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 23: Kobe Bryant #8 of the Los Angeles Lakers has a discussion with referee Greg Willard during a preseason game with the Los Angeles Clippers at the Arrowhead Pond on October 23, 2003 in Anaheim, California. The Clippers won 107-101.
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Lakers v Spurs
SAN ANTONIO - MAY 2: Kobe Bryant #8 of the Los Angeles Lakers is restrained by referee Tony Brothers during a confrontation with Rasho Nesterovic of the San Antonio Spurs during game one of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2004 NBA Playoffs on May 2, 2004 at the SBC Center in San Antonio, Texas. Bryant was called for a technical as the Spurs went on to win 88-78.
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is restrained
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is restrained by the referees and the Lakers assistant coaches after a confrontation with New York Knicks guard Chris Childs 02 April 2000 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Ca. Both players were ejected for throwing punches. Lakers head coach Phil Jackson walks off at left.
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New Orleans Hornets v Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 28: Kobe Bryant #8 of the Los Angeles Lakers is pulled away from a potential altercation by referee Zach Zarba during the game against the New Orleans Hornets November 28, 2004 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 89-76.
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Charlotte Bobcats v Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 21: Kobe Bryant #8 of the Los Angeles Lakers makes his point to referees against the Charlotte Bobcats during a preseason game October 21, 2005 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 109-93.
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Chicago Bulls v Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Kobe Bryant #8 of the Los Angeles Lakers arguees with referee Mark Ayotte #56 (R) after Bryant was called for a technical foul in the third quarter against the Chicago Bulls November 20, 2005 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
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Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks
DALLAS - FEBRUARY 7: Kobe Bryant #8 of the Los Angeles Lakers argues a call with referee Scott Wall #31 during the game against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Arena on February 7, 2006 in Dallas, Texas. The Mavericks won 102-87.
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Los Angeles Lakers v Seattle SuperSonics
SEATTLE - NOVEMBER 05: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers shares a laugh with NBA official Courtney Kirkland during a game against the Seattle SuperSonics at Key Arena on November 5, 2006 in Seattle, Washington. The Sonics won 117-101.
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Los Angeles Lakers v Golden State Warriors
OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 14: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers talks with NBA referee John Goble #67 during the game against the Golden State Warriors at The Arena in Oakland on December 14, 2007 in Oakland, California. The Warriors won 108-106.
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Los Angeles Lakers v Portland Trail Blazers
PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 08: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers pleads with a referee during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Garden on April 8, 2008 in Portland, Oregon.
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Los Angeles Lakers v Utah Jazz, Game 3
SALT LAKE CITY - MAY 09: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers talks to a referee against the Utah Jazz in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2008 NBA Playoffs on May 9, 2008 at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City.
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NBA Finals Game 2: Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics
BOSTON - JUNE 8: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers talks to referee Danny Crawford during Game Two of the 2008 NBA Finals on June 8, 2008 at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
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NBA Finals Game 4: Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 12: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers discusses a call with referee Tom Washington during Game Four of the 2008 NBA Finals on June 12, 2008 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
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NBA Finals Game 6: Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics
BOSTON - JUNE 17: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers is pushed in the back by referee Joe Crawford while taking on the Boston Celtics in Game Five of the 2008 NBA Finals on June 17, 2008 at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.Angeles Lakers of the Boston Celtics in Game Five of the 2008 NBA Finals on June 17, 2008 at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
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Indiana Pacers v Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers argues a call with referee Eric Dalen #75 in the game against the Indiana Pacers at the Staples Center on January 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.
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Los Angeles Lakers v Los Angeles Clippers
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 21: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers talks with referee Bob Delaney #26 during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on January 21, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 108-97.
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