Kobe Bryant has waited a year, a long year, for another chance at NBA title. The Olympic gold medal was nice. Not nearly enough. He covets another golden trophy.
« I just want it so bad, that’s all, » Bryant said. « I just want it really bad. »
Bryant, playing like a man possessed, scored 40 points and the Los Angeles Lakers, who have waited nearly one year for a chance to erase bitter memories of a Boston beatdown and a championship they felt belonged to them, pounded the Orlando Magic 100-75 in Game 1 on Thursday night.
On This Day in 2009
Kobe Bryant opens up the Finals with a Game 1 masterclass against Orlando
A dominant 25 Point Win to go up 1-0 in the Series. pic.twitter.com/2yNPinai3B
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