If on the parquet of the Orlando court the undisputed protagonist was LeBron James, in the streets of Los Angeles and much of the United States, the ‘king’ shared cries with the missed Kobe Bryant.
The figure of the ‘Mamba’ was very present, both in this sixth game in which its star served as motivation and later in the party in which the Californian city became.
One of the images that best represents is a video recorded from a balcony in the city. An entire neighborhood got to shout ‘Kobe, Kobe’, leaving an exciting stamp on who was honored on such a night of success, in which the Lakers equaled all 17 championships in Boston Celtics.
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On the court they also remembered him, how could it be otherwise. “From the moment of the tragedy, all we wanted was to do this for him,” admitted an excited Anthony Davis.
Who best summed up the sentiment of the ‘Laker nation’ was a former player, one of those who had won the previous ring forming an unstoppable duo with Kobe Bryant: his good friend Pau Gasol.
“This is for you, brother, for Gianna, for Vanessa, for Natalia, for Bianka and for Capri,” the Spaniard wrote as soon as the game ended.