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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

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Lion Face Lemon Face: Thad Young’s 3rd Quarter, Ban Injuries

Dec 16, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young (33) shoots as Washington Wizards forward Kris Humphries (43) defends during the third quarter at Verizon Center. Washington Wizards defeated Minnesota Timberwolves 109-95. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Lion Face: RAWR Lemon Face: *squints* *puckers lips* *winces* Lion Face: Thaddeus Young Before the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves appeared capable of (at least) hovering around the .500 mark, before being depleted by injuries to Ricky Rubio, Nikola Pekovic and 10-year veteran… Continue Reading