LeBron James and Lakers Honor Kobe Bryant in His Return
LeBron James and Lakers Honor
Kobe Bryant in His Return.
Kobe Bryant returned to the
Staples Center on Sunday night.
Sitting courtside for the Lakers' 122-101 win over the Atlanta Hawks.
Bryant was there to promote his new children's novel, 'Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof.'.
The former Lakers star attended the game with
his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Maria Bryant.
"That's one of the greatest players to ever play this game, taking time out of his day
on a Sunday."
LeBron James, via statement.
"So I'm just trying to put on a show for him and give him a reason, like, 'OK, we might come to another game.'
" LeBron James, via statement.
James shook hands with Bryant in the first quarter, and then hit a 3-pointer to give the Lakers a 24-5 lead.
James finished with 33 points, 12 assists
and seven rebounds for Los Angeles.
"I got chills when the crowd started going nuts ... One of the greatest Lakers of all time."
Frank Vogel, Lakers coach,