When you’ve been in the league for 20 years, you’ve seen a lot of things.
Since 1996, Kobe Bryant has witnessed endless amounts of ups and downs and everything in-between, so it’s no surprise that he doesn’t react the same way to in-game plays as his younger Lakers teammates.
Firstly, on Sunday during the Lakers’ shocking victory against the Golden State Warriors, Bryant had a rather different reaction to D’Angelo Russell after fellow rookie Larry Nance Jr. threw down a huge dunk:
And then, during Tuesday’s victory against the Orlando Magic, Bryant was once again very stoic after a play that electrified the crowd and his fellow teammates.
This time, it was Jordan Clarkson putting on a show as he crossed up Evan Fournier and then hit a three-pointer, and Nance Jr. was the one doing the celebrating while Bryant just sat quietly in his chair:
That’s the difference between 20 years and 6 months in the league right there…