The Los Angeles Lakers try to honor Kobe Bryant every day as it turns out. It seems like they have been doing a pretty good job so far as their play on the court has been great. The Lakers are currently in a waiting game, as it seems. They still do not know who they will be playing in the Western Conference Finals.
The Denver Nuggets were able to beat the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 6 in order to force a game 7. The Lakers would probably rather play the Nuggets if they got to choose. But given the level they are currently playing at, it would not be surprising to see them beat anyone put in front of them.
It does seem like the Lakers have a bit of extra fuel in the tank. A lot has happened this season for the Lakers. None as shocking as the sudden death of Lakers superstar Kobe Bryan. He died in a helicopter crash back in January.
Frank Vogel Reveals How Lakers Honor Kobe Bryant Every Day
Head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers talked about how they try to honor him recently.
“Kobe is with us on our whole journey this year. We say ‘Mamba on three’ every day in practice, every time we’re together, and we’ll continue to try to represent what he stood for and honor his memory.”
It is amazing to see how the continue to honor his memory.
Vogel talked about Kobe and what he stood for.
“To me, what Kobe represents for this generation of players and myself — even as a youngster I saw Magic and Kareem and those teams — Kobe made it cool as hell to be a Laker for 20 years,” said Vogel.
“He just had that swag about him with this team. He really embodied this organization. He’s the greatest Laker of all-time. When you think about the way this team is constructed, it’s just fun to be a part of knowing the legacy he created in those 20 years.”
LeBron James was also close to Kobe.
“To be able to continue his legacy is something that hits home for me and is easy for me because I put in the work,” he said.
“If you want to see results, you’ve got to work at it. It’s not about the wins or the losses. A lot of people want to see results but a lot of people don’t want to put in the work. He wasn’t one of those guys and I’m not one of those guys.”