Kobe Bryant and his teammates have an odd relationship. That makes sense: Kobe Bryant is an odd guy, and the Los Angeles Lakers are an odd team.
They’re also, for the first time this season, the proud owners of a three-game winning streak. On top of that, you may have heard, Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan on Sunday evening to move into third place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. The Kobester struggled from the field in that contest against the Minnesota Timberwolves, missing 13 of 20 shots, but he routinely earned trips to the free throw line and finished with a stellar 26 points.
In celebration, the Lakers decided to outfit the team plane with accessories one might buy for, say, Sheila the bank teller’s 47th birthday. Watch:
Kobe’s reaction is … um, Kobe-ish.
In terms of celebrations, only Kirk Cameron’s seems sadder.
We josh, of course. The Lakers have a game in Indiana on Monday evening, the team loses an hour as it crosses over into the Eastern Time zone, and 36-year old Kobe Bryant is likely aching – he’ll admit as much. On top of that, it’s going to take a whole hell of a lot to impress Kobe Bryant at this stage of his career. The man has lifted five championship trophies and just passed the greatest basketball player of all time on the NBA’s scoring list. He can’t be bothered by your little cake.
What might impress the Kobester is this:
We’re impressed. Bryant might be shooting 38 percent and he’s probably hurting his team, but it takes a special level of cat to be able to launch this many shots at this age. We’re enjoying your weird party, even if you aren’t, Kobe Bryant.
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