Will Yoder
Monday April 2nd, 2012

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant fired back at critics after he led the Lakers to a 120-112 victory over the Golden State Warriors Sunday night, according to the LA Times.

"It's interesting to me to hear people talk after a game like that, that I'm done and all that stuff,” Bryant told the Times when asked about the criticism the Lakers received after barely pulling out an 88-85 win over the lowly New Orleans Hornets.  “ The amount of idiots that live out here, after 16 years, is baffling to me. I guess people just get dumber over the years."  He continued, "We're all surrounded by idiots.”

After losing Andrew Bynum to a sprained left ankle late in the first quarter in last night’s victory, Bryant led the Lakers to pull away in the third quarter shooting 16 for 28 including three from three-point range. In the win, Bryant had his fifth 40-point game this season and 112th of his career. This season, Bryant is averaging 28.1 points, 4.6 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game.  The Lakers (33-20) are currently third in the Western Conference.  They will next play the New Jersey Nets (19-35) at the Staples Center on Tuesday night.

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