Dan Rooney may be gone, but he’ll be with his team in spirit this season.
During a chat with Stephen A. Smith on ESPN Radio, Bryant said he’s always a phone call away. His comments came after the Lakers’ worst loss in franchise history, a 49-point beatdown against the Mavericks.
When asked about his comments, Lakers coach Luke Walton didn’t exactly seem thrilled about the idea of Bryant coming in at a low point of the season.
It depends in what capacity he will come in and help, Walton said, via the L.A. Daily News. After losing by 40, he’s not the first guy I’m calling. Kobe is more about tough love. At that moment, I didn’t need tough love. I didn’t need to hear that, but it’s good to know he’s here for us.
Walton will probably welcome Bryant’s help, should he need it in the future. But he doesn’t want to be beaten when he’s down, which the Black Mamba probably would have done.
With a five-year, $55 million investment, Carolina literally is banking on Kalil having an all-around rebound. The change of scene that includes the presence of his five-time Pro Bowl brother Ryan at center may end up working well for both Matt and the Panthers. It’s Cheap Jerseys Borntrade reasonable to think Matt can become an above-average pass protector again.
The right side, Newton’s non-Blind Side, is a concern with Michael Oher no longer with the team. Rookie second-round pick Taylor Moton will get a chance to battle for that starting spot, but it’s more likely the Panthers ease him in as a backup swing tackle/guard. Daryl Williams Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale is in position to be the shaky stopgap until Moton is up to speed. Andrew Norwell returns as the stud at left guard, while Trai Turner will be happy to stay at right guard and not be forced outside.