It’s easy to not flinch when you’re trying to kill someone with your mind.
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19 years old
"OK, I’VE SEEN ENOUGH."
That’s what Hall of Famer Jerry West said after watching Kobe Bryant workout with Laker legend Michael Cooper. West’s scouting report was simple:
"Best workout I’ve ever seen. He’s better than anybody we have on the team right now. Let’s go."
From West’s memoir: "When I said I had seen enough, I meant it. I knew who he was, and just from looking at his eyes, I knew what he wanted."
Larry Bird once called 5x champion, Michael Cooper, the best defender he ever faced. Cooper’s assessment of Bryant after their head-to-head battle?
"Shit, this guy can play."
Awesome vs. Awful. Excellent vs. Ugly. Greatness vs. Garbage. The 1999-2000 NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers, and the worst team in Lakers history, the 2013-2014 “team.”
Team doctors put Kobe on suicide watch.
U MAD: Kobe blocks LeBron twice in the 4th quarter, and twitter lights up.
The good ‘ol days…