Kobe on defense! -- Bill, Norfolk, Va.

Hey, ref, can you put in a good word for me with the Mavericks? Come on, man, I gotta get out of here! -- Kent, Boise, Id.

Since when is taking 40 shots a game a technical foul? -- Ken, Homestead, Fl.

Kobe Bryant formally requests to be traded for this official. -- Brian, Milwaukee, Wi.

I'll do anything! How 'bout a 5 carat diamond? Please, just reverse the call and get me traded! -- Bruce, Moorpark, Ca.

LOOK WHAT I CAN DO! -- Barbara, New York, Ny.

He's mocking me behind my back, isn't he? -- Scott, Cleveland, Oh.

I am counting on my fingers the many times you've annoyed me tonight, Kobe, and I'm running out of fingers. -- Janet, Boston, Ma.

What do you mean nobody wants to be on my team? -- James, Eugene, Or.

Ref, come on! We talked about this before the game. -- Joe, Fort Worth, Tx.

Finally, an answer to what a reach around is. -- Lee, Grantville, Ga.

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