Kobe tore his Achilles and shot two free throws. He played with a broken nose in the All-Star game after Dwyane Wade whacked him in the face
Devin Booker has been in the league five seasons. His 5th season has been his best as he has shown improved versatility and hunger for wins. He was rewarded with an All-Star berth jumping ahead of Paul George and Ja Morant
Dion Waiters is being discussed as a possible teammate of LeBron James. Waiters has baggage that makes his fit on the Lakers uniquely different than Dwight Howard’s baggage.
Andrew Wiggins has had six seasons to show us who he is. I believe him.
Andrew Wiggins hasn’t lived up to the expectations or number one pick hype. The Timberwolves were drowning with him. He had to go.
Clint Capela was traded because Russell Westbrook made him irrelevant at the rim. Capela wasn’t a versatile enough to be able to adapt to the Westbrook way.
Carmelo Anthony was a no-show in Los Angeles, opting to remain in Portland. But teammate Trevor Ariza, who was also a friend of Bryants, found no such comfort in staying behind.
It’s been a sad and sorrowful week for Jeanie Buss, the Lakers organization, and the Clippers organization.
The Lakers have been given more time to handle Kobe grief while continuing their NBA schedule. Next game is Friday.
When Kobe chose to wear the number 24 he had no idea that would be the number years Los Angeles would have him as their own.