This left felt right!
No burden is too much for Los Angeles Laker, veteran superstar Kobe Bryant to bear, or shoulder and after injuring his right arm against the New Orleans Pelicans last night he proved exactly that.
His idol, the greatest player of all-time Michael Jordan once switched hands for a legendary lay-up against his old Los Angeles Lakers. Now after putting his right hand out of commission after coming down on a dunk, Kobe soldiered on and started dribbling and shooting with his left like former backcourt running mate Derek Fisher. A hard turn around, one armed jumper now finds itself in the vault of Kobe’s greatest moves and moments.
Still the Mamba was no lucky lefty as his 14 points couldn’t overcome the soaring Pelicans as they clipped the Lakers wings to the tune of a 96-80 win. Days after Pelican star player Anthony Davis praised Bryant and his ever ignited competitive fire for taking him under his wing while the N.O. star was barely a rookie during the 2012 Olympics in London, England.
MRI’s spelt further bad news for Bean as they revealed a torn rotator cuff. Just when the legend was on a tear he may have to circle round to the suit and tie of the bench. Or at least keep to the scientific play of the wood floor grounded level like when Jordan was a Wizard. We wait on standby to see whether trainer Gary Vitti and the Lakers will shut down number 24 for the rest of the Lakers doomed from the tip-off season. Still with more than whispers of the dreaded, put out of his misery retirement, Laker fans just don’t want to hear this.
So instead lend your ears to this (unless your Canadian heart lies in the greater Toronto area). For today marks nine years to the day that Kobe hit a career high, second only to Wilt record, game changing 81 points. As Bryant is chasing down the Malone and Kareem all-time scoring leaders can you believe next year it will be a decade since his greatest milestone?
Lets just hope Kobe will be back to make his point on the board again soon, whether right or not.
Lets see what he has left…