Los Angeles Lakers Rumors
Kobe has at long last accepted his place in the game, its relation to LeBron’s, and what it now means for them as they gather for the weekend’s festivities. “Some years ago we were both competing for championships,” Kobe said recently. “Now it’s a little different. You get a chance to really appreciate the competition. Enjoy that interaction.”
But that guy you’re honoring because you know, deep down, he can’t touch your game anymore? Remember how quickly he became that guy. How quickly time made him into it. You’re in no way immune. In fact, Kobe warned LeBron when they faced one another in the regular season last year. “Yeah man,” LeBron said after a game against one another. “He called me old head and for the first time I kind of looked at him and said, ‘Ok, you got a little point there.'”
ESPN Staff: Someone referenced Magic Johnson going one-on-one in the ’92 All-Star Game. What about Kobe this year? “I think he’s going to want to go one-on-one with everyone.”
Baxter Holmes: Anything Kobe wishes he could’ve done? “I wish I could’ve won the two that got away,” he said, referencing Finals losses vs. DET & BOS.