On the night of Kobe Bryant’s anticipated return against the Toronto Raptors, the Lakers delivered a subpar performance. The Lakers bench once again carried the team, and even with Bryant in the starting line-up, no Lakers starter was able to reach double figures in scoring. All five Lakers bench players, however, scored in double-figures. After the game, Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni talks about the teams tentativeness with Bryant on the floor and Pau Gasol’s struggles. Bryant discusses his overwhelming emotions before the game and how he feels physically. Plus, Bryant criticizes himself and gives himself an “F” on his performance. Nick Young discusses the difficulties and adjustments that need to be made with Kobe on the floor. Check out our post-game videos below and don’t forget to subscribe to our Lakers Nation YouTube Channel!
Mike D’Antoni: On Kobe’s Return, Teammates Being Tentative And Pau Gasol’s Struggles
Nick Young: Talks About Difficulties And Adjustments Of Playing Alongside Kobe Bryant For The First Time
Kobe Bryant (Pt. I): Talks About Feeling “Weird” Being Back, Says He’s Still Not Sure Exactly What He Can Do
Kobe Bryant (Pt. II): “This Was A Complete Failure To Me.”
Kobe Bryant (Pt. III): Gives Himself An “F” Grade On Season Debut, Talks About Not Taking Over In The 4th