I love Kobe… and hearing Kobe talk about the team makes me love this team even more. We’re going to be dangerous the rest of the year and come playoff time, we’ll be ready for anyone. Come finals time, we’ll be ready for the Celts…
L.A. Times: More and more, Kobe Bryant feels like a kid locked in a toy store after closing hours.
“It’s like Christmas every day,” Bryant said. “We have so many weapons here. I really just use my abilities to be a bait, continue to create easy shots for my teammates and just move the ball and play well together.”
Bryant continues to be complimentary of the Lakers and their recent success, which makes sense.
Pau Gasol has been a boon since joining the team, averaging 20.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists in five games while providing an immeasurable emotional boost on what many thought would be a rough trip.
Lamar Odom seems comfortable as the team’s third scoring option. Ronny Turiaf and Jordan Farmar remain bursts of energy off the bench. Sasha Vujacic has been scoring from the outside. Luke Walton made a key shot down the stretch Monday against Charlotte.
It adds up to the Lakers sitting on the cusp of road-trip history.