Although some Lakers fans have jumped ship after what seems to be one of the worst starts to a season in recent history, the most important person on the team guarantees fans and haters alike that they will make the playoffs.
In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated’s Jack McCallum, Kobe Bryant tells us why he believes his team will make the playoffs with only about a third of the season left. Here is the excerpt:
SI: Can you get this done? And is it hard that after winning five championships you’re battling to make the playoffs?
Bryant: It’s not a question of if we make the playoffs. We will. And when we get there, I have no fear of anyone — Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Denver … whoever. I have zero nervousness about that.
SI: OK, that’s you, who has never been known for lack of confidence.
Bryant: But I’m not talking about just me. Us as a group. We will make the playoffs. And we will compete.
C’mon, you weren’t expecting some modest, half-assed, politically correct answer from THE Kobe Bryant were you?
Now I wouldn’t call myself a Lakers “hater” but I am not a fan. However, I will say it has been sorta sad to watch their fall from grace this year. I hate to admit it, but the playoffs will not be the same without them. What do you think? Will the Lakers make the playoff’s this year or is it a wrap for them?