Kobe Bryant believes his town has always been big enough for two star-studded NBA teams.
And with Chris Paul moving into the locker room down the hall at Staples Center, Bryant realizes the Lakers will have to get used to sharing the Los Angeles spotlight with the Clippers.
The Lakers went back to work Thursday after the Clippers swung a blockbuster trade to acquire Paul, New Orleans' four-time All-Star point guard. At least publicly, the Lakers are checking their anger about the NBA's decision to block their own trade for Paul a week ago.
Bryant praised the Clippers' move to get Paul and offered little criticism of the Lakers' front office, which abruptly traded Lamar Odom to Dallas last weekend, weakening Bryant's roster with no apparent help on the way.