Wade recently explained why it doesn’t matter who is the GOAT because we will never see another LeBron James or another Michael Jordan and we should really appreciate the things we witnessed with MJ and what we’re witnessing with Bron now. “When we talk about the GOAT conversations, it doesn’t matter who is the GOAT. He (James) is one-of-one, we will never see another him, we will never see another him, we will never see another Jordan, we will never see another Kareem. No one will ever win 11 championships like Bill Russell. Or I think. Maybe one day somebody will win 12. I just want to enjoy watching and I told LeBron this; this is the first time I’ve ever watched you as a real fan. This is the first time I’ve watched him as a total fan and I texted him, I said ‘bro, you’re f—ing good,” like he’s an animal; he’s one of the best basketball players that’s ever played the game because of the way he plays the game. You know not many players have ever played the game the way he does it and it’s just special to watch.”
A decade later, the “5 Rings” Kobe 5 returned, exclusively on the feet of Lakers star Anthony Davis in Games 3 and 4 of the 2020 Finals, inside the NBA bubble in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. During the league’s restart amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, en route to another Lakers title, the 6-foot-10 Davis wore more pairs of low-top Kobe 5s than any other player, capping off what will forever be remembered as the season both the basketball and sneaker worlds lost Bryant. “I always wore high-tops and mids, honestly. Then maybe two years ago, I was trying different shoes, put the Kobes on, and I just felt like I was faster,” Davis, a Nike-endorsed athlete, told The Undefeated in January, five days before the 41-year-old Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. “I jumped higher. I shot better. I just felt like Kobe. So I stuck with them.
DeRozan: I was always a fan of the Kobes at a different level. He’s my all-time favorite player. Me, growing up being a Laker fan and seeing the transition of his shoes, I just remember when [the 5s] dropped. I wore the 5s [my rookie year]. When the 4 and 5 dropped, with those being low-tops, especially the 5s, they were such a light shoe. I remember a lot of people used to complain about them, ‘Oh, you’re going to hurt your ankle. They’re too light.’
The Los Angeles Lakers winning the NBA Finals coincided with a spike in COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County, and it’s “highly likely” watch parties held by Lakers fans and the victory celebration outside of Staples Center contributed to the spike, the L.A. County Department of Public Health said. That has fueled concerns of another potential spike in COVID-19 transmission rates because the Los Angeles Dodgers are one victory away from winning their first World Series title in 32 years.
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Dwight Howard is being accused by one of his sons of being a deadbeat dad. Howard’s son, Braylon, recorded a video that was published by GossipoftheCity.com. In the video, Braylon says he does not feel like Dwight is a good dad. “I don’t feel you’re a good dad at all. You never talk to me,” Braylon says in the video. Braylon escalated things during the four-minute video and even said he hated his father at the moment. “As of right now, I hate you. And I’m not saying this because someone told me to. I actually hate you. You don’t talk to me at all. … Only time you do something with us is if we’re with you, and that’s rarely when we’re with you.”