Lakers Summer League: Chris Douglas-Roberts trying to earn spot on Lakers
LAS VEGAS -- This isn't Chris Douglas-Roberts' first time trying to earn his way onto the Los Angeles Lakers' roster. He made it as far as the Lakers' preseason roster last summer but ultimately did not make the team. He would go on to sign with the Dallas Mavericks, where he played only six games for a total of 63 minutes.
He still talks to Kobe Bryant though, who he spoke glowingly of after the Lakers 77-65 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers Monday. You could hear a flicker of excitement when he spoke of the Lakers' superstar.
"I talked to Kobe when I was in L.A. Kobe is great to me. He's a great mentor. He told me he's three months ahead of schedule, which is very Kobe-like. The biggest thing I get from Kobe is honesty. I really respect that, and he respects that from me," Douglas-Roberts told media when asked if he is still in contact with Bryant.
His first two games were forgettable for Douglas-Roberts, who tweaked his ankle in the first game of the circuit.
"I had a slow start. A very slow start. Unfortunately, I kinda sprained my ankle in the first game and the second game I was feeling it. It was still sore. I had a great day off and we had great treatment. I feel good out there," he said regarding his disappointing start to summer league.
Douglas-Roberts finished the Lakers' game on Monday with 12 points on three-of-five shooting, four assists and two rebounds. He was noticeably asserting himself and stood out from the crowd for the first time this summer.
Read more in the link below, where he covers helping out the other summer leaguers, looking out for them and having to play point-forward.
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But but but... I thought Kobe didn't mentor people? O_O
Anyway, good for you CDR, hope you make it on the Lakers this year
Edited by Majesty, July 16, 2013 - 02:52 PM.