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Lakers don't think tweets from injured Kobe Bryant were distraction in Game 1 loss to Spurs

  • Los Angeles Lakers' Dwight Howard (12) and Steve Blake (5) walk off the court with teammates after Game 1 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, Sunday, April 21, 2013, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 91-79. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Los Angeles Lakers' Dwight Howard (12) and Steve Blake (5) walk off the court with teammates after Game 1 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, Sunday, April 21, 2013, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 91-79. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni reacts to a call during the second half of Game 1 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, Sunday, April 21, 2013, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 91-79. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni reacts to a call during the second half of Game 1 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, Sunday, April 21, 2013, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 91-79. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Lakers' Steve Blake (5) reacts to a call during the second half of Game 1 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, Sunday, April 21, 2013, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 91-79. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Los Angeles Lakers' Steve Blake (5) reacts to a call during the second half of Game 1 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, Sunday, April 21, 2013, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 91-79. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

The Los Angeles Lakers have battled injuries, turmoil and lofty expectations under a heavy spotlight all season, so excuse them if they roll their eyes over the attention given to Kobe Bryant's tweets.

Bryant tweeted throughout the Lakers' loss to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series. Bryant, out for the season with a torn Achilles, critiqued his team's offense on his Twitter account while watching the national broadcast Sunday afternoon.

Bryant will no longer tweet during games, saying he doesn't want to be a distraction — but was he?

"Absolutely not. I'm a distraction," Metta World Peace said. "I'm much more of a distraction than Kobe is."