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Kobe Bryant's Lakers have suffered from a poor start to the NBA season, losing five of their first eight games. Outside the Staples Center, however, there is a group that is struggling even more. Kobe is the centerpiece of Mission, a new web series on TakePart TV that seeks to end homelessness in downtown La. Mission takes place on Skid Row, a four-mile stretch of road near the Lakers' home arena where thousands of homeless people sleep every night. Kobe's role into the series involves raising awareness about the issue of homelessness and striving to end it with the help of the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation. Other episodes of the five part series include interviews with residents of Skid Row who explain how the fell into their current situations and showcases of their hidden talents. Mission is one of the first series to debut on TakePart TV, »

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