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Kobe Bryant hated losing so much that it set him apart from his Lakers teammates

LOS ANGELES - It took almost 200 pages in "Mamba Mentality," Kobe Bryant's 2018 book, for him to write explicitly about losing basketball games, and when he did, it was to the point.

"THE AGONY OF DEFEAT IS AS LOW AS THE JOY OF WINNING IS HIGH," he wrote in capital letters - white text on a black page below a photo of a himself sitting dejected on the Lakers

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