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Sport Kobe Bryant inspires LeBron James, LA Lakers in Game 4 rout of Portland Trail Blazers

12:12  25 august  2020
12:12  25 august  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Kobe Bryant inspires LeBron James , Lakers in Game 4 rout of Blazers . And the Lakers forced Portland to commit 17 turnovers. Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard sat out for the final 1½ quarters because of a right knee injury after finishing with 11 points on only 3-of-9 shooting.

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — No longer could Kobe Bryant deliver a win for the Los Angeles Lakers with a dramatic game-winner and unmatched competitiveness.

Still, the Lakers benefited from his influence in their 135-115 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday in Game 4 of their first-round NBA playoff series. A day after Bryant would have turned 42 and nearly seven months after he and his 13-year-old daughter died, the Lakers found numerous ways to honor the fallen icon and Gianna.

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The Lakers wore the "Black Mamba" City Edition jerseys that included a heart with the No. 2, the number that Gianna once wore. They sported the Kobe V Protro 5x Champ Nike shoes. And most importantly, the Lakers mimicked Bryant's competitiveness and skill to extend their series lead to 3-1 with a chance to close out the series in Game 5 on Wednesday.

LeBron James walking on the court: LeBron James had a game-high 30 points and 10 assists for the Lakers. © Kevin C. Cox, Getty Images LeBron James had a game-high 30 points and 10 assists for the Lakers.

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Mamba Mentality indeed.

“Everyone has their own definition about it or their own mantra about it, but you don’t see any benefits if you don’t work,” James said. “To be able to continue his legacy is something that hits home for me. It’s easy for me because I’ve put in the work. If you want to see results, you got to work at it.”

So before the Lakers took the court, they did not just discuss their scouting report. They also asked how would Bryant compete under these circumstances. They had visual reminders that gave them an answer.

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The Lakers’ scoreboard read “Live a Legacy,” a philosophy that Bryant instilled during a 20-year NBA career that included five NBA championships and a fourth-place standing on the all-time scoring list. Before and after the game, Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma wore a T-shirt featuring Bryant and Michael Jordan, which symbolized the ongoing respect the two had for each others' talents. Lakers guard J.R. Smith wrote a question on his left shoe (“What would Kobe do?”) and wrote the answer on his right shoe (“Shoot”). And when the Lakers huddled up together, they yelled out “1, 2, 3, Mamba!” They knew Bryant was listening.

“We’ve always wanted to embody what he stood for,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. “We all know that he would want us to keep our foot on the gas.”

The Lakers did not just put their foot on the gas. They slammed on it as they shifted into fifth gear. James finished with 30 points on 10-of-12 shooting along with 10 assists. Anthony Davis added 18 points, five rebounds and five assists before sitting out the second half with back spasms that he said afterwards “is doing fine.” And And the Lakers forced Portland to commit 17 turnovers.

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It did not take long for the Lakers to exert their dominance. The Lakers stormed out to a 24-8 lead with 4:58 left in the first quarter, a symbolic nod to Bryant wearing both No. 8 (1996-2006) and No. 24 (2007-2015).

“I was like, OK, this is a sign,” James said. “He’s here in the building.”

For better and for worse, the Lakers have felt Bryant’s presence for the past seven months. They became overwhelmed with grief when they learned of his passing (Jan. 26), played their first NBA game following his death (Jan. 13), NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago (Feb. 14-16) and Bryant’s memorial (Feb. 26). During that time, though, the Lakers also became overwhelmed with inspiration regarding endless stories about Bryant’s accomplishments, work ethic and ability to compete through injuries.

Those concepts resurfaced recently. The Lakers played a two-minute Bryant video that general manager Rob Pelinka and assistant coach Lionel Hollins put together. With Bryant’s 42nd birthday taking place on Sunday, the team had undisclosed ways they honored him. And with Los Angeles and Orange County declaring Aug. 24 as Kobe Bryant Day in homage to his two jersey numbers, the Lakers sought to make him proud with their on-court play.

“We just wanted to make sure that we did everything we could to get this win for him,” Davis said.

Others around the NBA have thought the same thing. When Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul reflected on Bryant’s to-be 42nd birthday on Sunday, he first became touched with seeing a photo of former Lakers forward Pau Gasol with Bryant's surviving daughters (Natalia, Capri, Bianka). Paul’s mind then wandered toward the present day and pondered, “I wonder what Bean would’ve been like in this bubble. Kobe was a killer.”

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Therefore, those in NBA circles anticipate Bryant would have burst the bubble amid his quest to maximize his greatness under new circumstances. They believe Bryant would have found new innovative training methods to compensate for the quarantined restrictions during the suspended seasons. They sense Bryant would have adjusted just fine toward playing in empty gyms. They sense Bryant would have embraced competing in the campus bubble than lamenting its limitations.

“He would probably love it because it’s all basketball in many of the same ways some of our guys like it,” Vogel said, “It’s basketball around the clock and guys are really locked in. There’s not a lot of external distraction.”

Early signs show that NBA players have leaned on Bryant from inspiration. Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic made a game-winning shot against the Clippers despite playing on a sprained left ankle, just as Bryant did in the 2000 NBA Finals. Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has played through a dislocated left finger, just as Bryant played through a fractured right index finger during the 2009-10 season. And the Lakers have reminded themselves of Bryant’s uncompromising worth ethic when they either grieved through his passing or labored with inconsistency during the season restart.

“Kobe made it cool as hell to be a Laker for 20 years,” Vogel said. “He just had that swag about him and with this team. He embodied this organization. He’s the greatest Laker of all time.”

Even the most passionate Lakers fans might debate that last part. Magic Johnson, Jerry West and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar might have something to say about that, too. For the current Lakers, though, it is clear which icon has motivated them lately. All they had to do was look at their jerseys, shirts and shoes for the answer.

“RIP Kobe, my brother,” Kuzma said. “I love you.”

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