Kobe Bryant On Ideal NBA Finals Moment: ‘Nothing Like Being A Villain’

Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

With Kobe Bryant out for the season with another major injury and the Los Angeles Lakers struggling mightily in his absence, it’s not hard to look back at the legacy he has established. He is a 17-time NBA All-Star, two-time NBA Finals MVP, one-time league MVP, to go along with five championships.

— Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION “Try Me” T-Shirts? —

No one currently playing in the NBA has more finals appearances than Bryant. Fellow veteran Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs trails him by one with six trips to the league’s biggest stage. After so much success and experience playing at the highest level, the 19-year veteran Bryant shared his ideal NBA Finals moment, via Lakers Nation Reporter Serena Winters:

With Kobe’s reputation as a competitor, it’s not surprising that his dream scenario would be sinking the game winning shot in Game 7 on the road in front of the opposing fans. Bryant has been the hero on many occasions, but clearly embraces the satisfaction he gets from being the villain. Three of his five titles were won on the adversaries’ home court. Though the veteran guard hasn’t always been the darling of the NBA, his drive and unrelenting will to win have become his trademark characteristics.

The expected timetable for Bryant’s recovery is set at nine months. With a summer overhaul a strong possibility for the Lakers, Bryant may be afforded more time to fully recover for his 20th NBA season.

[divide]

Lakers Win Thriller In Double OT


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

You May Also Like

Shaquille O’Neal Compares Playing With Penny Hardaway, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, And LeBron James

Shaquille O’Neal had the privilege of playing with a number of all-time greats during his own Hall of Fame 20-year NBA…

Lakers News: Media Still Has Giannis Antetokounmpo Ahead Of LeBron James For 2019-20 NBA MVP

Before the 2019-20 NBA season was suspended, one of the biggest developing stories was that of the Most Valuable Player…

Paul Pierce Details Growing Up Lakers Fan, But Being Selected By Celtics In 1998 NBA Draft

For most Los Angeles Lakers fans, Paul Pierce’s name brings a certain disdain and dislike as he was a villain who had no…

Lakers News: Rudy Gay Amazed By LeBron James’ Longevity In 17th NBA Season

Coming into the 2019-20 NBA season, there were questions as to how LeBron James would perform in his 17th season with…