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Brandon Bass
Brandon Bass
Position: F
Born: 04/30/85
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
Salary: $3,000,000
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It’s become customary for someone in the Los Angeles media market to ask new Lakers if they have heard from the team’s star, Kobe Bryant. So when the question was presented to Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Bass during their combined introductory press conference, there was a long silence. Finally, Bass broke the awkward moment with a laugh. “We had a little crowd there and that’s how I started laughing because I was looking at everybody’s faces,” he said. “That reporter had to know Kobe wasn’t going to say nothing to the team. “To be honest, I didn’t expect him to say welcome. I just expect on the first day of training camp to be on the court with him.”
via New Orleans Times-Picayune
“It’s quite a challenge but I felt like we’ve got enough players right now with the signing of Lou Williams, the trade for Roy Hibbert and then myself and we have arguably the best player in the game still,” Bass said. “When he is healthy he is a monster still. If he is healthy he’s right up there with the best players in the league, that’s LeBron or whoever the best players in the league are. “When Kobe is healthy, 19 years in the game he is still elite.”
via New Orleans Times-Picayune
The Lakers’ newcomers in Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon were all asked if Bryant touched base with them at all ever since joining the purple and gold. Hibbert shook his head ‘no.’ Williams and Bass continuously stared at Hibbert. Bass soon smiled over the awkward silence. But instead of considering this a red flag in future team chemistry, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak represented one of many who found the incident amusing. “It’s kind of comical and funny to be honest with you,” Kupchak said recently on SiriusXM NBA Radio with Brian Geltzeiler and Rick Mahorn. “It was a good moment in TV. They asked a question and the three players kind of looked at each other and kind of just shrugged their shoulders, ‘No.”
via Los Angeles Daily News
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Bass believes that he can help the young players with the everyday things needed to survive in the NBA. He spoke about things such as keeping the body right, nutrition, and proper workout and practice habits that he can provide to the young Lakers. Spending the last four seasons with the Boston Celtics also has given Bass an inside look at the NBA’s premier rivalry. Bass said that coaches would downplay it, especially in recent years, but he could tell with how players like Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett prepared that it was a special game.
via Lakers Nation