The Lakers fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night, and it was the first time the Lakers faced the Thunder with recently acquired Center Kendrick Perkins.
With about five minutes left in the game, Bryant and Perkins got tangled up. Bryant would shove Perkins away, and they were both hit with technical fouls.
Later on in the game, a interesting moment happened courtesy the LA Times. Kobe had a few words for Perkins as he was shooting free throws with 14.1 seconds left..
Here is Perkins recollection of the conversation:
“He just asked me if we were happy about this win,” Perkins said. “My reply was, ‘We’re happy about every win. Yeah, we are happy about the win and we are going to be happy if we win tomorrow.’ So who’s not happy after a win? But you know, it’s Kobe being Kobe.”
It seems as if Kobe was trying to put a regular season win in perspective.