After the Celtics' dismantling of the Los Angeles Lakers last night, Kobe Bryant spoke with the media about his rival team in Green. He gave the Celtics a ton a respect and continued praise, wishing his team would buckle down and play a similar way. The C's are now 6-0 without Rajon Rondo (26-23 on the season) and Byant had this to say about Boston in an excerpt from Bullpett's report:
"It's typical," said Bryant. "Typical Celtics basketball. You know, they all just put their hard hats on and they go out and they figure things out. It seems like whenever their backs are against the wall, you know, that's when you really see the best from them."
But wasn't this the same team that, with an All-Star point guard, was neck and neck with the Lakers in the race to see who could fall shortest of their own expectations? Weren't those Celtics who got battered by double figures in three straight games out west between Christmas and New Year's?
"Yeah," said Kobe, "but then all of a sud...