Lakers Edge Celtics
Kobe Bryant sprinted after the ball which Lamar Odom joyously flung downcourt to burn the remaining seconds in Game 7 of the NBA finals. While the celebration started behind him, Bryant chased it down and then held it aloft to his teammates.
The Los Angeles Lakers’ 16th championship was secure in a supremely gritty 83-79 victory over the Boston Celtics.
Kobe Bryant the two-time finals MVP has a ring for every finger on one hand precisely because he never slows down, even with injuries, the Celtics’ defense and his own erratic shot conspiring against him. That’s why this ring will have a special place in his collection, and this banner in the Staples Center rafters will loom a little larger than the rest to Kobe.
“I wanted it so, so bad,” Bryant said. “On top of that, I was on E. Man, I was really, really tired, and the more I tried to push, the more it kept getting away from me.” To read more click here.