Bryant’s Best Not Good Enough for Lakers
Kobe Bryant was standing on the first “S” in the Spurs logo at midcourt of the AT&T Center, which seemed appropriate.
Too often in this Los Angeles Lakers’ season gone south, the All-Star guard has had to play as if he’s wearing one on his chest, a superhero even in defeat after soul-crushing defeat.
Against the struggling and shorthanded Lakers, who were missing injured big men Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill, the Spurs had a 17-point lead in the third quarter.
Bryant did his best to lift these anonymous Lakers anyway, pumping in 27 points for his 18th straight game with at least 20.
“We’ve lost five games in a row, so it’s pretty self-explanatory,” Bryant said. “I feel like we competed, and that was very important.”