Playoff Podcast #21: Chris Ballard

Before Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, Sports Illustrated’s Chris Ballard had this to say about Kobe Bryant: “If the Lakers go on to win this series it will be because Bryant becomes less involved, not more so.” That certainly proved to be the case, so we called Ballard to talk about the player who’s put his team in position to win the NBA title.

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