After the Lakers practiced in El Segundo on Thursday, Kobe Bryant was asked about his supposed “death stare” at head coach Mike Brown that came as L.A. was getting rolled in Utah at the hands of the Jazz for the team’s fourth loss in five tries to open the season.
The glare is above, and Bryant is clearly angry. Tough to discern whether all that anger is directed at Brown, though, or if it was just a build-up of what’s been going on during the Lakers’ tumultuous first five games.
Either way, Bryant was asked about it, and as you might have guessed he seemed pretty dismissive about the whole thing, mainly because he’s been through this type of nonsense many, many times before.
That’s Eric Pincus of the L.A. Times asking the questions, and you can see Bryant’s reaction to the so-called “death stare” clip near the end of the video below, captured by Serena Winters of Lakers Nation — clearly, he finds the level of drama associated with this team pretty amusing.
Report: Lamar Odom found unconscious, taken to Las Vegas hospital
Lamar Odom, whose NBA career was cut short due to his challenges with drug use, has been taken to a Las Vegas-area hospital after being found unconscious at a brothel in a city not far outside the city, according to the report from TMZ.
Lamar Odom is fighting for his life after falling into unconsciousness at Dennis Hof’s Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nevada … TMZ Sports has learned.
Sources at the Love Ranch tell us … 35-year-old Odom arrived at the Ranch Saturday and was partying with the girls for days. A source at the Ranch said Lamar was taking an herbal substitute for Viagra. We spoke with Hof … who tells us Tuesday afternoon, a woman went into Odom’s room in the VIP suites and found him unconscious.
Odom spent 14 seasons in the NBA, starting his career with the Clippers and going on to be a key figure in the 2009 and 2010 Los Angeles Lakers title teams. He won Sixth Man of the Year in 2011.
While famous in basketball circles — and incredibly well liked by players and media, he was one of the funniest guys in the league — he became a pop culture sensation when he married Khloe Kardashian. However, it was about that time that his drug use started to take a toll on everything in his life. It was not long before he was traded to Dallas, and things started to truly spiral out of control for him. He went for treatment after that, but never returned to the NBA.
We will have more as the story develops. Our thoughts are with Odom, and we hope he pulls out of this.
Cooley played in 16 games with the Jazz last season after being called up from the NBA Developmental League. He averaged 1.7 points and 1.6 rebounds. Cooley’s fate with the team seemed to be decided when 7-foot center Jeff Withey signed a multi-year free agent deal in August. The 6-9, 260-pounder was in his second NBA season.
O’Brien was signed as an undrafted rookie Aug. 28 and played in one preseason game with the Jazz.