The Kobe Bryant news has not quite fully sunk in yet, and it is mainly just a bummer for the whole league. I know that the Los Angeles Lakers have had a quite nice run of success and it might be someone else’s turn, but the reality is that the season would have been much more entertaining with the Black Mamba around. Just read the words below that the Mamba said to Yahoo Sports recently to get a sense of where he was at competitively when the knee fracture happened.
“The Achilles, the rehab, it re-lit a fire in me, that’s for sure,” Bryant told Yahoo Sports. “I had been going so long, so long, putting in work – 17 years – and never taking a break, never taking time off. That’s a long time to push your body, especially the way I pushed mine.”
Tonight the Lakers face off against the Golden State Warriors at 10:35 PM EST, and in case you were looking for it here is the TV info.
TV: Time Warner, CSN-Bay, DTV: 691, 696, 766, 767
The Warriors are favored big (-13.5), and might stay away from this one just because the line is so large. The Bay Area crew will definitely win, but pro basketball teams have a lot of pride and to win by about fifteen just is a little too much to believe will happen.