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.
Damian Lillard has played himself into the MVP race with his 2020 heroics. To be a true MVP candidate though he has to carry his team to wins while amassing a record that is better than .500.
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.
If the Lakers win a title this year, LeBron James will be the greatest of all time, having to lead a grieving and sad organization.
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.
originally published April 12, 2016 Kobe Bryant arrives at the arena in Phoenix, the same time as always. But nothing about this is the same. The crowd that used to loathe his every move, jeer at him, sling pejoratives and abuse are patiently waiting for him to emerge onto the court; that is the irony…
originally published December 29, 2015 On the Wednesday night of his Boston debut an 18 year old thinner version of the Kobe Bryant we know gazed at the famed parquet floor that creaked and dipped in spots every time he moved in the lay-up line. For a moment he paused and gave a momentary glance…
The most incredible effort from a single player I’ve seen in person came on January 14, 2002 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. I bought tickets at the last moment and invited a friend for a night neither of us could have expected. I had already seen plenty of games in which Kobe Bryant scored at will,…