San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Lakers, Game 5

When the captain of the Los Angeles Lakers went down with injury a few months back, people started asking the following questions: Will he be the same again? Will he ever play at a high level again?

Those people spoke almost as if they had forgotten that he was Kobe Bryant, the strongest willed athlete in the world (in my opinion) who has played through countless injuries during his career. Rest assured, he has got a surprise for his doubters.

Two hometown L.A. boys will come home and take a pay cut to help out the Lakers: Jordan Farmar and Nick Young.

Jordan says he watched everything unfold last season and he said he hated what we went through. He states that he was born a Laker – it’s in his DNA. Nick Young said he always dreamed about playing for his hometown team.

Then people started talking about whether the Lakers are going to tank this season and even some of them are Laker fans. The truth is, with Kobe Bryant on the roster, tanking is not an option. We fight till we can’t fight no more and give it everything we’ve got. Tanking is for quitters; we don’t quit – we fight. This coming season, the players will have lots of motivation to fight because everyone has already written them off.

Will this Hollywood script end the way we all want to end? Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure: the Lakers have a great team now and I can’t wait for the season to start.

Keep it up Mitch, you are doing a wonderful job!

This was an article by Mike Nasri. You can follow him on Twitter here: @LakersLDynasty


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