Kobe Bryant Legendary as Los Angeles Lakers Pass Major Road Test in Memphis

March 13th, 2012 by Andre Khatchaturian Leave a reply »
Kobe Bryant only missed five minutes in this game.

He got up and failed to hit a potential game-winning shot as time expired in overtime.

Forty-seven minutes, but there was no quitting. He's been hearing all year about how he's peaked and finished. He's also been hurting all season long physically.

The Los Angeles Lakers fell behind by 17 points against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night. There was good reason to think that Kobe and the Lakers would say to themselves, "Here we go again," with regards to their road woes.

Yet he persisted, along with the rest of his Lakers.

Kobe played a whopping 52 minutes, and after a long double-overtime marathon, the Lakers came out on top. Kobe scored 34 points, had nine rebounds, and made 11 of 12 free throws. Most importantly, he shot 44 percent from the field.

It's these types of performances that make us all think that Kobe probably has another decade or more left in his tank. While that's an exaggerated figure, Kobe is definitely far from done.

When asked on KCAL 9 how they were going to handle Kobe's minutes in future games, head coach Mike Brown simply respon ...

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