If this was a couple of years ago, Kobe would have picked up the ball, turned on the accelerators and then threw down a dunk on Ben McLemore. During an amusing 3rd quarter moment on Wednesday, Jordan Clarkson outran Kobe to the ball, turned on the accelerators and then threw down on Ben McLemore.
If this was a couple of years ago, Kobe also probably would have been able to match his 13 point 1st half in the 2nd, but he finished with just 2 second-half points as the Kings went on to beat LA for the 3rd time this season. Damn, I miss the years when Kobe and the Lakers used to own the Kings. And it seems i’m not the only one.
“I swear if this was a couple years ago I would say something extremely inappropriate,” Bryant said after the loss. “You can’t be chumps, and nobody in this locker room is a chump to capitulate to that and accept that fact. It’s not going to happen, so you just come out and try to improve and work every single game and get better.”