Doesn't say anything about him earning it in practice. He "just wanted to change the lineup/rotation today".
Like I said, Byron said it in the interview with Time Warner on Access Sportsnet. You are asking me for a quote when I actually SAW him say it I hope you understand how silly it is.
Maybe if you watched Access Sportsnet more often instead of relying on the internet you wouldn't need it
Byron even mentioned it last night. Here
Ding asks Byron if Kobe's absence made it easier to go to Jordan(Clarkson)
Byron: "Not really. Because I really had planned on starting Jordan with Kobe. So it doesn't make it easier because that was going to be my gameplan in the first place."
it also doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out unless talking to a wall.
No of course he didn't earn it in practice, it was his 3 DNP's and two 6 point games that followed that earned him the starting position with Kobe.
Edited by Majesty, Today, 01:35 AM.