Kobe Bryant doesn’t appear to be too concerned about head coach Mike D’Antoni’s (perhaps unfair) reputation as someone who doesn’t really care all that much about defense. In fact, Kobe seems to think the Los Angeles Lakers will thrive defensively under D’Antoni. From his Bean’s Facebook page: “It’s been a wild week to say the least. I’m happy to have closure and can’t wait to get to work with Coach D’Antoni.. spacing, ball movement. And despite the chatter, I believe we will be phenomenal defensively. I’m looking forward to getting started with him and his staff this week. Mamba out.”