Kobe Bryant stated his “death stare” wasn’t directed towards ex-Lakers head coach, Mike Brown on Wednesday. And that might be true. It did however offer foreshadowing of the inevitable, Mike Brown being fired. Kobe has posted his reaction to Mike Brown’s firing on Facebook:
Tough day. I’ve seen coaches as well as friends come and go. No matter how many years I’ve been playing, it’s still hard to deal with. I had a good relationship with Mike and I will continue to have one. I wish him and his family nothing but the best. I spoke with him today and thanked him for all of his hard work and sacrifice.
Pau Gasol was spotted after practice in the parking lot and indicated that Mike Brown’s firing was a “Direct message” to everyone.
Mike Brown was spotted at Chik-Fil-A this afternoon, grabbing a snack while giving an interview with CBS’ Jim Hill. Brown released a statement that was extremely classy:
“I have great respect for the Buss family and the Lakers’ storied tradition and I thank them for the opportunity they afforded me.”
What type of performance will the Lakers put out at Staples Center following all the events of Friday.