Kobe Enters Self-Described ‘Playoff Mode’
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant calls it going into “playoff mode.”
For reporters, it means Bryant’s answers to questions are short and his facial expression stays furrowed. He ended Saturday’s meeting with the media with a chastising “you all have great questions” remark before disappearing into the training room at the Lakers’ practice facility, not to be seen again until today.
“He’s ready to go mentally and physically,” Lakers forward Pau Gasol said. “He’s got himself ready. He’s really looking forward to this playoffs, this run. He’s been very involved, very talkative, leading. I’m very happy with what I’m seeing from him.”