LeBron James claims Lakers’ ‘brotherhood’ is getting them through Kobe Bryant’s death
Reminders of Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna are all around the Lakers:
“Being together,” James said, via SI. “That’s it. Just being together. Being one unit. There is no way any individual can do it on their own. You can become emotional or start having flashbacks of our first home game after the even. We can all. We’re a brotherhood and we understand that. So we had the support to get us through the toughest week of some of our lives and we’re going to continue to lean on each other no matter what’s going on.”
The passing of Bryant is going to take a long time to get over. The Lakers players were very emotional on Friday against the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center during LA’s tribute to Kobe.
The Lakers have the best record in the Western Conference. Nothing would make this season more special than to see James and Anthony Davis lead the franchise to banner No. 17 for Kobe. Both LeBron and Davis were very close with Bryant, so it’s not a stretch to say they are going to dedicate the rest of the season to Kobe.
The Lakers retired Bryant’s No. 8 and 24 jerseys last year. He will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer as part of an incredible class when inductees are announced later this year.
LeBron and Davis are argubly the best duo in the league. The Lakers are fortunate they have two top five talents carrying the heavy lifting every night. It makes the role player’s jobs easier knowing that all they have to do is play good defense and make timely shots.
Basketball fans in LA are hoping for a Lakers-Clippers Western Conference Finals. It would be pretty fun.