New Lakers Give Perfect Reaction At Press Conference When Asked If They’ve Heard From Kobe
Eric Goldschein 04:03 pm, July 22nd, 2015
The Los Angeles Lakers introduced their newest members today, including Lou Williams and Brandon Bass (acquired via free agency) and Roy Hibbert (acquired via trade with the Indiana Pacers). It's not exactly the most star-studded class of newcomers the Lakers have welcomed, but they're all capable veterans with playoff experience. Hopefully they're being accepted with open-arms by a franchise that needs serious help.
A big part of joining a new team is hearing from your new teammates. Whether you're a rookie and you texted on draft night by the team's resident star or you're wined and dined as an incoming free agent by guys who want to get to know you better, hearing from your running mates is fairly typical. And so, one media member asked Williams, Bass and Hibbert if they've heard from Kobe Bryant, the Lakers' top dog.
It's going to be a fun season for the yellow and gold. Believe that.
Of course, it's still early, and maybe Kobe just hasn't gotten around to reaching out yet (their contracts were made official on July 9 -- almost two weeks ago). But we'd put our money on these guys not talking to Kobe until the first day of training camp, and maybe not even then. Wait until you hit a game-winner -- then you get to chat with the Black Mamba.
P.S. -- Some poetry for you:
"Any of you guys heard from Kobe?"
Players shifted in their seats. The room was so quiet you could hear people blink. A throat was cleared.