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The Kobe-Gotye parody video you need to watch

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant wipes his

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant wipes his face with his jersey during the first quarter of Game 5 in their NBA basketball Western Conference semifinal playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. (May 21, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Dribblers, meet Kobye.

Dan Rib, an apparently passionate Lakers fan, wrote, recorded and filmed a spoof of Gotye's hit single "Somebody That I Used To Know" called "The Kobe That We Used To Know."

It's clear in the music video that Rib isn't a fan of hero ball, as he constantly implores Bryant to stop heaving contested late shots. He suggests Bryant instead find teammates Pau Gasol or Andrew Bynum -- because they are "really tall" -- or Steve Blake or Ramon Sessions -- even though "they don't shoot so well."

As of 11:38 a.m., the video had 6,628 views on YouTube.

(h/t @JimmyTraina and Midwest Sports Fans)

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