Kobe Bryant was immensely influential in the creation of Laker Film Room.
He’s two years older than I am, with his career beginning during my junior year of high school and ending when my son was in middle school. He always felt like the older brother that I never had and never met, but wanted to emulate. I learned how to be singularly obsessed from him. If you enjoy the work that I do, you have him to thank for it, because I wouldn’t possess the level of dedication necessary to produce these videos without his example.
In this installment of Laker Film Room, I break down perhaps his most famous game – his 81-point evisceration of the Toronto Raptors on January 22nd, 2006 – and in a grander sense, it’s my unheard expression of gratitude for all that he’s meant to me over the years.
The goal of Laker Film Room is to provide Lakers fans with consistent, thoughtful content that helps you enjoy the game on a deeper level. I’m able to do that because I don’t work for a publication that demands that I cover the most sensational material, which typically gets the most views and clicks. As a result, I rely on the support of Lakers fans to help me produce my work. If you believe in what I do, please considering support my work on either Venmo or Patreon.