The game started off slow and ugly as two defensive teams went at it during the first and second quarters. Kwame got injured, and Kobe was sharing the basketball selflessly with his teammates to get them all involved. Then the second half was Kobe’s as he helped the Lakers top the Chicago Bulls 106-78. The bench played very well for the Lakers scoring 78 points from total as a bench. Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum both had solid games to help supplement Kobe Bryant’s efforts.
Kobe had a team high 18 points and 3 steals, combining offense and defense to help give his team a win. The Lakers are now sitting at 6 wins and 3 losses and are looking pretty good thus far. The annoying part of it all is that the media is somehow finding a way to compliment the Lakers players and coaching staff and not Kobe Bryant for his leadership. Don’t forget that it’s Kobe Bryant who makes everyone else on that team better! Lakers have the Pacers next up on the schedule.