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YAY!Sports points out something we don't think anyone else noticed: During last night's thrilling Lakers' win over the Nuggets, Kobe Bryant — who, it seems is somewhat less than popular in the Denver metropolitian area — apparently was, uh ... wearing tights.

You can see from that picture that he is wearing something. YAY!Sports points us in the direction of the Orange County Register blog, which points out that Kobe was "trying to keep warm." Uh ... that doesn't really make any sense.

Our guess? He's in Colorado. They were some sort of super bulletproof tights.

Kobe Bryant Wears Tights [YAYSports!]