Lebron James has been vocal about his desire to honor the late great Kobe Bryant and as the NBA resumes its season tonight, July 30, in the “Orlando Bubble,” his fingers will have some Mamba-inspired decor.
The three-time world champion is on a quest to win again and in the same breath, earn the Los Angeles Lakers its 17th title. While he has worn the sleeve since the devastating crash that took Bryant’s life, he reestablished the importance of the gesture, while including a message for another fallen LA icon, Nipsey Hussle.
“Stucc in the Grind! The Marathon Continues tonight and forever. Let’s Get It,” James posted on IG, this morning, July 30.
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The Los Angeles Lakers and their crosscourt rivals, the Los Angeles Clippers, are the favorites to win the Western Conference, while the Milwaukee Bucks is the top pick to take the East.
Not that it matters, because home-court advantage will mean little more than additional stadium decor and uniform colors, as no fans, vendors, or other home cooking variables will be allowed. Just two teams, refs, media crews and other bare essentials.
The Lakers and Clips play the late game this evening at 9 pm on TNT, while the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz set the reboot off at 6:30 pm.
Let the games begin.