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“Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.” ~Kobe Bryant

For the first time in over 50 years, the Los Angeles Lakers have began an NBA season 0-4. This is a major milestone in the history of the often winning, storied franchise that hasn’t started this bad since the opening of the 1957-58 season, back when they were still located in Minneapolis. Before Wilt and Jerry.


Nonetheless, when it comes to the Black Mamba, reporters are constantly looking for the next cutting edge story or quote. With a run-of-the-mill question regarding L.A.’s early struggle, Mr. Clutch, Kobe Bryant, took it and ran, from one reporter that asked, “You’ve never been 0-and-4 in your career. Does that bother you?”

Without hesitation, number 24 responded, “No it doesn’t bother me. I’m festively jovial about it,” and proceeded to the next question.

See it at the 2:22 mark of the video.

-Jamaal Fisher (@jamaalfisher)