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The last word will not be had by Phil Jackson, Mike D'Antoni, Kobe Bryant, or even runaway MVP-winner Steve Nash. The last word was had by Raja Bell's mom.

Bell's mother, however, did have a parting gift for the Lakers' superstar, as he passed by the Suns' family room after his team was eliminated from the 2006 NBA Playoffs with a 31-point loss.

"Need a hug, Kobe?"

That is what the kids call getting served. Not only are you thoroughly romped in Game One, and everyone is wondering why you only took three shots in the 2nd half, but Raja Bell's mother is sticking it to you on the way out of the arena? Ouch.

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Gutsy move by Raja's mom. Just think about how Kobe's treated women who didn't talk smack to him.

Fans Enjoy Bell Appreciation Night [NBA.com]