Umm, Kobe at the point? With Swaggy, Wes, Jordan Hill, Randle? Yes, please and thank you -- All League Pass subscribers
Very interesting to hear Byron saying Kobe could play the point. How would a Kobe, Swaggy, Wes, Randle/Boozer, Hill starting 5 do?
Scott: "Kobe's an unbelievable basketball player that has an unbelievable mind about basketball. I see us (talking) a lot about the game."
Byron Scott says Kobe has to be patient. Kobe is a lot of things, patient isn't one of them.
Kobe was Byron's rookie back in 1996, and they've carried a strong relationship through Bryant's 18 NBA years. Built on mutual respect.
Byron Scott: "I'm looking forward to coaching Kobe... It's going to be fun."
Byron on his relationship with Kobe: "Great relationship. We talk/text a lot. I know (Kobe's) will and determination."
Byron Scott on Kobe: "I think we're on the same page on how we think about this game and how it should be played"
French club Le Havre welcomes back John Cox, cousin of Kobe Bryant. Saw him scouting at NBA Summer League.
I can neither confirm nor deny that I'm going to Germany to get my knee fixed like Kobe. Trip should be fun nonetheless.
Can't wait to see Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant, Al Horford, Brook Lopez, Danilo Gallinari, Jrue Holiday, Nerlens Noel, etc. healthy in 2014-15.
Important to have some athleticism/length next to Kobe on the wing. Johnson's shot will need to improve, as will his consistency on O and D.
Johnson showed flashes last year, and also struggled at various points of the season. Being on the floor w/Kobe pushing him could help.
In Vegas for USA Basketball workouts this week. Would've been pretty cool--and useful for him--if Kobe had joined for the summer, no?
Lots and lots and lots of pressure on Kobe for this season. I guess that's how he'll try to squeeze another big year out of his game.
I feel like I'm sitting at a poker table with Jim Buss, hoping his luck turns, that he plays the cards better. But it is Kobe+a new season
There's no new energy in what the Lakers are doing. It feels flat. The challenge will be not to be flat. It puts lots of pressure on Kobe.
Scott said only he and Kobe "really understand what it means to be a Laker" & it's important to be "delivering the same message."
Scott said Kobe has been working with Wes and Nick. "I told him that sounded great, but 'They better be ready to play some D.' "
I expect Scott to handle players (KB) well, but hope to see progress as an in-game tactician & w/in-season adjustmnts. Cautiously optimistic
You know, hiring a coach to be the disciplinarian instead of Kobe Bryant
LeBron leaving probably has something to do with Wade’s comments, but he did say last season Kobe is the “greatest player in our era."