In his first game wearing the purp and yellow, Isaiah Thomas scored 22 points and dished out 6 assists.
Thomas made a statement that shouted, “I’m back.” It was nice to see a PG, that wasn’t scared to take the shot. “I was brainwashed into being a Laker fan as a young boy. And Kobe has been my favorite player. It hasn’t hit me yet that I am a Laker. But when I do look at gear, my locker, my jersey, it’s like, ‘Dang. I always dreamed of it. It’s finally here.’ I’m happy to be here. I just want to put on a show and try to take over this city like I tried to do each and every other city I’ve been in.”
Lot of us are thinking why is Kobe making sneaks that kook like they from the 90s? We all love the modern feel of the Kobes brand the last 2 decades.
This shoe goes back to the past, the 90s style leather, hightops, balling on hard courts.
“Protro is about evolution and improving on things that were,” says Bryant. “I wanted to build a business that wasn’t just based on things I have done in the past. It is important that the brand stands for performance and that everything we do is innovative, even if we are releasing shoes from the past they still must be built on performance.”
Probably during my second year [in the NBA]. It takes more time to keep those relationships going. I was just really obsessive about becoming one of the all-time greats. I just loved playing the game so much that everything took a back seat. But I had to make a choice. Once I made that decision, the game became everything to me.
The Lakers without Kobe lost to John Wall and the Washington Wizards. The bright spots were tge play of rookie point Jordan Clarkson and Ellington. A few good free agents and a good draft should give Kobe, a reason to stick around beyond 2016.
“I feel like I just returned a 100 yard kickoff in the last two minutes of the Super Bowl to win it all only to have my run called back by a flag on the play,” Bryant said in a statement released by The Players’ Tribune.