Kobe Bryant says Lakers ‘shouldn’t need’ to recruit free agents
…You can go play someplace else, Bryant added. That’s fine, too. I mean, it’s a certain personality that comes along with it. It’s a brand thing. I mean, the Lakers stand for excellence. They stand for winning. We don’t hang division banners. You know what I’m saying? We don’t do that. We don’t retire everyone’s jerseys. We retire Hall of Fame jerseys.
… The people that are here need to be able to lift that standard and hold themselves to that standard. Which in turn gives you the ability to hold everybody else to that standard. If you can’t do that, you can’t be here.
They’ve worked very hard as individuals to cultivate a reputation that I think is mostly appreciated out there, certainly in our local market, Myers said, per the report. Beyond that, through their play and their character, their demeanor, the way Steve coaches, the way they share. I said that we need to work to protect that and acknowledge it. But that takes care to sustain that.
Myers added, Hopefully, they remembered it for more than five minutes and they hung on to it. But you never know. It seems like they were listening a little bit.
Not too closely, evidently, as Green picked up his 14th technical for complaining about a delay of game warning during Golden State’s 121-103 win over Dallas. He’s now two away from a one-game suspension.
Said coach Steve Kerr, who has been slapped with five Ts of his own, I’m as guilty as anybody.
My agent called me back about three hours later. He says, ‘The Sixers pulled out of the deal,’ and we’ve got a game that night. I don’t remember anything about that game, Barkley’s story continued. First of all, I was so pissed, but I was so drunk, too. I have no idea what happened that game.
Barkley and his buddies were blasted as they had been doing shots, he said.
Was that the only time you played while intoxicated, Kimmel probed.
No, Barkley replied before wanting to clarify, Hold up. Let me rephrase that.
How do you rephrase ‘no?,’ Kimmel wondered.
That was the only time I played intoxicated. I’ve played hungover before, said Barkley.
Kimmel also wanted to know about other vices in Barkley’s life.