Los Angeles Lakers
Kobe Bryant truly realized his life had changed when he had to meet with the officials in the customary pregame captains’ meeting. Derek Fisher, Bryant’s co-captain and longtime Lakers teammate, always handled those duties before he was traded to Houston a day ago.
Whenever the Los Angeles Lakers play the Timberwolves, downtown Minneapolis goes wild. It did not disappoint Friday night.
Kobe Bryant scored 34 points and Andrew Bynum added 26 points and 10 rebounds to lift the reeling Los Angeles Lakers to a 105-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
Kobe Bryant could be excused for harboring a little grudge after Dwyane Wade broke his nose and gave him a concussion with a hard foul in the All-Star game, of all places.