It’s been two days since Kobe shocked everyone, including himself, by scoring 60 points in his epic farewell game.
In the lead up to and the aftermath of the game there have been so many great stories to read, podcasts to listen to, and videos to watch that I haven’t gotten close to getting through all of them. I joked I might get through them all until the summer is over, which is more accurate than hype.
There is one video, though, that is worth your time right now. Watch this fantastic highlight/tribute video from @Maxamillion711 from Kobe’s last game:
Oh man. My allergies are kicking in. It must be really dusty and a high pollen count today. Yes, a tissue would be nice, thanks.
In all seriousness, this is so well done, I just had to share. It is still hard to believe what Kobe was able to pull off in his last game. Even harder to consider that it will be the last time we ever see him play for the Lakers.
Clay Bertrand says
Yesterday, I streamed all the player exit interviews from my desk. Really wanted to see Byron and Mitch especially today. But they don’t seem to be streaming them today as they did yesterday. I hate having to read everyone’s RETWEETS of what he says.
I really wanted to hear from Mitch live. Probably on TW………
OH Damn FLASH—-here he is MITCHY THE KID!!!!!
Someone must be cutting onions in my office today. Yup.
Darius – Thanks for posting the tribute. It’s outstanding. Thanks, too, for hosting this site, on which I have come to rely for reasoned commentary and insight.
Like some of the other older posters, I had a love-hate with Kobe. But no one can deny his place among the greats, and I’m darn sure we’ll never see another final game like that one. It was for the ages, mythical.
A Horse With No Name says
Byron’s right about Clarkson’s defense. He was bad this year. I thought Russell was already a better defender. https://twitter.com/basquiatball/status/721045598980313089 … _-Darius, Twitter
I recently made this point in response to Renato’s assertion that neither Clarkson or Russell will ever be good defenders. As I said in my post, Russell is better right now because he understands angles and has good length. Clarkson has the physical tools to be better. The million dollar question is whether or not the scheme and/or the defensive tutelage is good enough to get green players up to speed.
For those of you that just can’t wait for the day Jeannie takes over because she is going to fix the franchise and because Jim is incompetent, etc. etc….. Here’s her position on B Scott:
TL/DR: Jeannie asking for Byron to stay; some speculate its because she wants the team to tank next year so Jim is ushered out and she can bring in Phil plus a gang of new folks in. How is that productive?
Like I’ve said many times: I’m OK if we get rid of Jim – but we also need to get rid of Jeannie in that scenario or we are toast. So, either we keep this crew and hope for the best, or we change all of the crew and start from scratch.
The Jeannie/Phil/Jim Buss err triangle again. The gift that keeps on giving…