Kobe Bryant decided not to tweet his coaching pointers Wednesday night. The injured Bryant had done that during game one of the Los Angeles Lakers' first-round series against the San Antonio Spurs, and acted surprised when that became a story all its own.
"I see my tweeting during the game is being talked about as much as the game itself," he wrote. "Not my intention , just bored as I guess notagain."
So there was no Bryant presence for game two. Not on the floor, not on the sideline, not in the ether.
And that was boring. Man, oh, man was it boring. What was it, 102-91? What difference does it make?
The Lakers and Spurs are playing a suspenseless series. The Spurs' backcourt is dominating it, but that's not surprising. Lakers guard Steve Nash is trying his heart out, but nonetheless performing a nice little "Dad on the couch" routine. He's got multiple injuries. He can barely move. You get the impression that if he had to get down to fix the sink he might get stuck down there, ...