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Kobe Bryant Loses Temper with Teammates, Mitch Kupchak in Practice

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Are the Lakers beginning to lose it as the losses continue to mount?

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The Lakers practiced today in preparation for tomorrow's game against the San Antonio Spurs, and Kobe Bryant exhibited the first real signs he has shown of all of this season's losing getting to him. ESPN reporter Arash Markazi was able to capture some of the scene and post it to Vine, but warning, audio is NSFW:

Time Warner Cable Sportsnet posted some additional video of the (bleeped) practice trash talk here.

For those of you that cannot understand the audio in those clips, Markazi and Mike Bresnahan summed up the scene:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Kobe extremely unhappy on the practice court. &quot;Now I see why we&#39;ve lost so many games. We&#39;re soft like Charmin!&quot;</p>&mdash; Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) <a href="https://twitter.com/Mike_Bresnahan/status/543129776320290817">December 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Kobe yelled to Kupchak while leaving practice court: &quot;These (expletives) aren&#39;t doing (expletive) for me.&quot; Didn&#39;t think team practiced hard.</p>&mdash; Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) <a href="https://twitter.com/Mike_Bresnahan/status/543130514480046080">December 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Kobe during practice: &quot;Is this the type of s--- that’s going on in these practices? Now I see why we’ve lost 20 f---ing games.&quot;</p>&mdash; Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArashMarkazi/status/543147569967554561">December 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Kobe to Kupchak after practice: "I’m supposed to practice and get better. These motherf---- ain’t doing s--- for me."</p>&mdash; Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArashMarkazi/status/543147249761812480">December 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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It is always interesting to get a window into an uncensored practice like this, and could these be the first signs of the Lakers beginning to come apart at the seams? An incident that motivates the team into playing better? Or could it all just be a meaningless instance of Kobe losing his temper when there happened to be cameras around, with no hard feelings in the aftermath? It will be another interesting story line to follow as the season moves along, especially because Kobe has been saying all the "right" things in his post-game media sessions.