LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant left the gym at King Drew High School on Tuesday night pleased with what he just witnessed.
"Great game, man," Bryant said in the midst of signing autographs while making his way out. "Great game."
With Bryant in the house watching courtside Hank's Blazers featuring Clippers center Ryan Hollins defeated Kings of LA led by Portland Trailblazers forward Dorell Wright, 104-99, to capture the Drew League championship, capping off the 40th anniversary season of the Drew League.
When it seemed the league couldn't get any better following the 2011 season when the likes of Bryant, Kevin Durant, and LeBron James showed up to play during the NBA lockout, the 40th year turned out to be one of its best yet.
The league formed a partnership with Nike that Commissioner Dino Smiley says has elevated it to even greater heights.
"Nike coming in with their websites and their social media, uniforms, and banners, floor decor really brought the league up to a level it...