Lakers fan takes out a full-page ad in the LA Times to thank Kobe. It’s no secret that the Lakers have one of the greatest fanbases in sports, and acts like this show just how dedicated they can be.
@ahmedbinsulayem: My personal add in the LA Times to Greatest of All Time .@kobebryant .@NBA_TeamSNYD .@DXBMediaOffice .@LakersNation pic.twitter.com/MGtpDmJAu4
1982 NBA Finals.
Lakers 4 - 2 76ers.
MVP: Magic Johnson.
Part 3 of 34.
Who’s doing the Lakers’ laundry?
For the 11th time, Kobe Bryant has been named to the All-NBA 1st team. He is now tied with Karl Malone for the most such selections.
Congratulations to the Black Mamba!
Kobe Bryant Exit Interview Part I
Steve Nash 2013 Exit Interview
excerpted from The Burning of Los Angeles (via nonlinearnotes)
As if this sight wasn’t enough (Kobe not pictured), it’s been reported that Metta World Peace most likely won’t play in Game 4.
“I wasn’t effective,” World Peace said. “There’s no sense when we got guys that can win, why not let them win. We’ll win Sunday, then I’ll be better and then go to San Antonio [for Game 5 on Tuesday] and I’ll be really good that day.
Mentally, I was there, but it didn’t translate. Physically I wasn’t, but mentally I was there.
I really believe if I didn’t play tonight, it would have been a faster-paced game for us. Nobody would have been dragging. Everybody would have been 100 percent. It was like 5-on-4.
If there was one good moment from last night, and trust me, there weren’t few, it was Andrew Goudelock being recognized as the 2013 D-League MVP.
He then went on to shoot 8-17 for 20 points in 41 minutes of play. Not too bad for a guy expected to fill pretty huge shoes on a moment’s notice.