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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron24th View Post
    Really?
    One of those games...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mave1002 View Post
    One of those games...
    I remember back in the day when I saw this, I was like damn MJ seems to respect Kobe badly to let him boxing him in the chest like that in front of everybody, then I knew MJ thought Kobe was legit and he was damn right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron24th View Post
    I remember back in the day when I saw this, I was like damn MJ seems to respect Kobe badly to let him boxing him in the chest like that in front of everybody, then I knew MJ thought Kobe was legit and he was damn right.
    I remember that. The angle they showed it on the tv I was watching it looked like it was real at first because it wasn’t a close up. I was like “oh shiiiitt, getem getem getemmmm!!”

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    The Lakers wouldn’t have had that whole era without either of them, and on the same day that Bryant was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame, Gasol spoke to Zach Lowe of ESPN about a wide range of topics, including how his and Bryant’s relationship at teammates started with a 2:00 a.m. meeting at the team hotel in Washington D.C. because Bryant didn’t want to wait to start what would become one of the most symbiotic partnerships in NBA history: “It was very early, when I joined the team in Washington D.C. after my physicals in L.A. (following the trade). The team was on the road, I joined the team, I wasn’t gonna play, they had an afternoon game the next day on Sunday.*I was not gonna play that game, I hadn’t had a chance to practice or do anything, and Kobe had been texting me from the moment I got traded that as soon as I arrived in Washington D.C., he wanted to stop by in my room and kind of talk to me and welcome me to the team.*

    –*via*Harrison Faigen @ Silverscreenandroll.com

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    “I told him like ‘hey, okay, it’s gonna be late, like 1:30 or so, so you don’t have to. We can wait until tomorrow if you want.’ He was like ‘no, no, no. I’m coming. I’m coming.’*So he came, obviously I was happily surprised and he told me ‘hey I’m very happy that you’re here, very excited, this is great, but now let’s go win a championship.’*“So from the very beginning he really sent a message of what he was going to be like, and what he was about, and the kind of level and mindset I had to be at. Losing, not winning a game in the playoffs, that’s over with. Here we’re gonna go for a championship. And that was really great and unique and incredible from his part, and showed what type of leader he was.”*

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    Adam Morrison shares incredibly heart-warming story about Lakers legend Kobe Bryant

    During his stint with the*Los Angeles Lakers, Adam Morrison was able to play alongside a legend in Kobe Bryant and be a part of a squad that went on to win back-to-back titles.

    Although Morrison didn’t see much time on the floor while with the Lakers, the former Gonzaga superstar has many fond memories about his time in purple and gold, one, in particular, left quite an impression on him as it directly involved Bryant and came at a very difficult time in his life right after his stint ended in Los Angeles. He couldn’t find another job in the NBA.

    Morrison recently*made an appearance on our Battle for L.A. Podcast*and talked about heart-warming memory he has of Bryant and what the five-time NBA champion did for him during this incredibly tough time.

    “It was a day of reflection,” Morrison said of the day Bryant passed away. “It was emotional. It was awful, obviously. I’m glad I got to know him. It’s not every day you get to meet geniuses and get to be around savants and be around people that squeeze every ounce of what they have into their craft. That wasn’t just basketball for him. He was a deep thinker. He wasn’t into ********. He wasn’t into stupid stuff. He was into what can I do to make myself better. What can I do to push myself? What can I do to push other people? You don’t get to be around a lot of people like that in your life.

    “He publicly defended me numerous times. When I was out of the league, I told you I was a*Chelsea*fan… he knew I really liked Didier Drogba. He’s one of my favorite players of all-time, and so, the year after I’m not with the Lakers, Robert Lara, the security for the Lakers, texted me and said, ‘What’s your address?’ I gave him my address. I didn’t think anything of it, and I get a package in the mail, and it’s an autographed game-worn Didier Drogba jersey, and on it, it says, ‘Best wishes, to Adam,’ and it’s signed.

    “I always thought Kobe made a phone call. Still cool. Still ****ing awesome! Well, that night [when Kobe passed], I’m scrolling through everything. I’m emotional reading stuff, and on Chelsea’s Instagram page, it says, ‘When Kobe visits Stamford Bridge,” and the first picture is him holding the ****ing jersey with Didier Drogba and if you zoom in, it says, ‘To Adam.”

    “So he went up to him and got it signed. I still have it. He got it signed for me. I never asked him for this, and he knew I was in a low point in my life. I was out of the league. So he sent that to me just as kind of a I’m thinking of you. It’s what he did for a lot of people. He understood what his aura was and so he would throw nuggets to people to pick them up.

    “That day was tough because like I said he publicly defended me and he did that for me personally. He didn’t have to do that, and it was a very emotional day. I’m just glad that I got to be around him, to be honest.”

    Since Bryant passed away back in late January of this year, the loss of the NBA icon has sent*shockwaves throughout the world. Everyone that has ever met, been inspired, played alongside or against the Hall of Famer has been devastated by the news. Morrison is one of a few former Lakers players that was able to suit up with Bryant and be touched by a kind gesture from the late superstar.

    Even though the Lakers legend is no longer with us, Bryant continues to inspire and leave a lasting impact on people aspiring to achieve something in life or follow their passion.


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    ^^^
    Iron, great story.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Damn. What a cool story. thanks for sharing Iron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LakeShowAZ View Post
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    Iron, great story.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Damn. What a cool story. thanks for sharing Iron.
    Thanks bros, I've never heard about this story before, Kobe was truly special, I mean who TF would have done something that kind for Adam Morrison?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron24th View Post
    Thanks bros, I've never heard about this story before, Kobe was truly special, I mean who TF would have done something that kind for Adam Morrison?
    I saw somewhere years ago that Adam Morrison had a hard time making friends in the NBA because he was a stanky ***** that never showered or changed his clothes and would chew tobacco and spit it all over the place. It’s cool to see Kobe had his back because when Adam came to the lakers he was already considered a major draft bust, so it’s nice to see Kobe, already an all time legend by the time Adam became a laker, had his back when nobody else would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaydubb View Post
    I saw somewhere years ago that Adam Morrison had a hard time making friends in the NBA because he was a stanky ***** that never showered or changed his clothes and would chew tobacco and spit it all over the place. It’s cool to see Kobe had his back because when Adam came to the lakers he was already considered a major draft bust, so it’s nice to see Kobe, already an all time legend by the time Adam became a laker, had his back when nobody else would.
    100% agree, pretty cool to protect someone who got bullied particularly when you're as popular as he was.

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    When Gasol did take a day off, he watched Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals between the Lakers and Boston Celtics. As he watched the entire game for the first time since winning a second consecutive title during his time with the Lakers, Gasol said he became “emotional” even though they won that championship a decade ago.

    Gasol added that Bryant’s tragic passing just a decade later only adds to the heartbreak:

    “All those people … now 10 years later they are not here with us,” Gasol said during an interview with The Times. “Obviously Kobe and Gigi, which breaks my heart every time I think about it, and seeing Vanessa and the kids. It was a lot. That’s why I got emotional and I think about it. I still do.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron24th View Post
    When Gasol did take a day off, he watched Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals between the Lakers and Boston Celtics. As he watched the entire game for the first time since winning a second consecutive title during his time with the Lakers, Gasol said he became “emotional” even though they won that championship a decade ago.

    Gasol added that Bryant’s tragic passing just a decade later only adds to the heartbreak:

    “All those people … now 10 years later they are not here with us,” Gasol said during an interview with The Times. “Obviously Kobe and Gigi, which breaks my heart every time I think about it, and seeing Vanessa and the kids. It was a lot. That’s why I got emotional and I think about it. I still do.”
    Yeah, I was watching that the other night on NBATV and seeing Kobe and Gigi was pretty heartbreaking. Also seeing Jerry Buss during the celebration was bittersweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Moves03 View Post
    Yeah, I was watching that the other night on NBATV and seeing Kobe and Gigi was pretty heartbreaking. Also seeing Jerry Buss during the celebration was bittersweet.
    +1, what's crazy that was only 10 years ago and 3 person are already gone...

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    Walton discussed his experience watching ‘The Last Dance’ and the similarities between the two basketball legends, according to*Sam Amick and Joe Vardon of The Athletic:

    “It was wild, sitting there watching these episodes so far, because I feel like I am watching Kobe Bryant play in the ’80s and early ’90s with a different team,” Walton said. “(Sunday) night, you see that look in (Jordan’s) face and you hear him tell Horace Grant: ‘Don’t let them see you, don’t let them see you whine, don’t let them see that you’re in pain.’ I mean, playing with Kobe Bryant, those were (his) words.”

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    Hehir told Insider on Monday that the interview with Bryant was one of the shorter ones he conducted for the docuseries. He only had around 25 minutes with Bryant when they tracked him down in July 2019. And at the time of the interview,*Bryant was preoccupied as he was putting the final touches on a speech he was giving at the ESPY Awards to Bill Russell as that year’s recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. “I had to work hard, which was unusual in this process because normally people are ready to sit down and heap praise on Michael,” Hehir said.*

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    Hehir said that when he tossed Bryant a softball question like what was the first pair of Jordan sneakers he owned, Bryant brushed it off and said growing up he was a Magic Johnson fan. “We were kind of circling each other for a while,” Hehir admitted. However, Hehir said the two finally found a groove when they began talking about the 1998 All-Star game leading to Bryant revealing some insight on his interaction with Jordan.*

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