The Los Angeles Lakers should be sporting Purple and Gold Manchester United shirts this season. Instead of donning a jersey with a Lakers logo plastered on the front, they need to be flying the corporate sponsorship of AIG.
Like the insurance giant, the Lakers have been receiving bail outs all season.
Unlike AIG though, there have been no funds taken from tax payers to keep a failed business afloat. Instead it is Kobe Bryant who is keeping his team from sinking into the red.
Staring a fourth consecutive loss dead in the grill, Bryant didn’t blink.
When Chris Bosh hit a clutch three to put this game on level terms with 9.5 seconds left, Bryant knew what he had to do.
The whole world knew what he was going to do.
San Bernardino native Antoine Wright definitely knew what Kobe was going to do.
If you watched G.I. Joe then you’ll recall that knowing is only half the battle. Doing is an entirely different task.
For three quarters the Lakers played no defense, played with no intensity and were playing right into the hands of gifting the Raptors their first ever season sweep. Then the fourth quarter came around and the champs finally played as such. Before you could spot Jason Statham sitting next to Eddie Murphy courtside, the Lakers were within striking distance of a win.
Back in January Kobe just missed the potential game winner in Toronto. This time around he was not going to allow history to repeat itself.
This marks the sixth time this season that Kobe has bailed out his teammates. The only way they can repay him is by hanging another banner.
Come to think of it. Instead of rocking AIG, maybe the Lake Show should wear KB24 on the front of their jerseys.