Kobe was asked about the infamous “Kobe video” and he responded with nice comments ab0ut the emerging Andrew Bynum…
L.A. Times: What a difference six months makes, the relationship between the current and future foundation of the Lakers no longer shredded at the seams, the telltale signs of repair and restoration playing out publicly night after night.
The latest sample came after Bynum’s career-high 24-point effort in the Lakers’ 106-101 victory Friday over the Philadelphia 76ers at Wachovia Center.
Bynum made 10 of 11 shots, took 11 rebounds and picked up another dose of flattery from Bryant.
“I thought Andrew played exceptional for us,” Bryant said. “I think [his] poise comes from good work ethic and having the confidence to be able to do something and be able to perform. He’s been working extremely hard. The key for him is to keep it up.”
Bryant also smiled when asked about the infamous amateur parking-lot video in which he said Bynum should have been shipped out of town for All-Star guard Jason Kidd.
“It seemed to have lit a fire under [him],” Bryant said without a trace of rancor. “It’s awesome.”