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Lion Face Lemon Face 12/22: The West is So Good, You Guys

Lion Face Lemon Face

Has there ever been a larger discrepancy between two conferences or leagues in any sport than the gap between the Western and Eastern Conferences in the NBA currently? While the West has been dominant for the overwhelming majority of the post-Jordan era, this year has widened the canyon between the two leagues as well. After this weekend’s action, the West is an incredible 101-55 against the Eastern Conference, good enough for a .647 winning percentage. Continue Reading

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Kobe Bryant and His Secrets to Greatness

Dec 14, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) points during the third quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 100-94. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Fortunately, I was able to be in attendance the night he passed Michael Jordan for third on the all-time scoring list. It was a historic night, and afterwards Bryant gave us a look inside what has driven him to this point all of these years. Similarly, he showed unapologetically why he is who he is. It was almost as special to be a part of that as it was Bryant’s big moment.

Bryant gave the assembly of media a series of comments with a few recurring themes. Continue Reading