The star of Lakers, Kobe’s career is coming to an end. Two days later the NBA regular season final round will be legendary star Kobe Bryant of the curtain call, the world in a myriad of basketball fans are watching the game. The famous CCTV commentator, NBL coach Howard Nan, specially to their team members have a half day holiday, so that they can watch the game.Looking back on the world’s farewell concert, Kobe admits that he doesn’t need the ceremony if the Lakers can win. There is such a moment, Kobe is still thinking about yourself in a competitive team. “Listen, I believe this: if in a better team, I can play better. Physically, I know I can do more. I can find the rhythm and balance. But through three major injuries, and finally to restore health, which means a lot to me.” Over the past two seasons, the Lakers record low record of innovation. Kobe Bryant in an interview acknowledged that if the Lakers still is a title of the strength of the team, he vowed this season, the situation will be completely different, and this is clearly very consistent with the his character.
“Farewell performance and standing up to pay tribute will not appear here.” Kobe said, “we’re going to be in the fierce competition. This season, I can look around and say thank you. If our team is fighting for the championship, I will not be allowed to say goodbye to the show. There will be only one goal in our mind, and that is to win the championship.” Unfortunately, at the end of his career, Kobe Bryant and the Lakers already does not have the title strength and Kobe is early announced he would retire at the end of the season. “In the end, it’s not hard to accept. I can accept the reality and move on.” He said.
Sometimes there are bad breaks here or there can make a season come up short of expectations. Then there are the kinds of breaks that leave nothing but little pieces. The New Orleans Pelicans are way beyond all of that, hopes shattered by a 1-11 start and now staggering to the finish line of a season that has been smashed by injury and disappointment. It was a cruel irony that on the night of a rare win Monday over the New York Knicks, the Pelicans (27-47) were officially eliminated from playoff contention. And, it was sadly fitting that it came with two more injuries. First, forward Alonzo Gee hobbled off the floor in the third quarter. Then, point guard Jrue Holiday caught an inadvertent elbow from Kristaps Porzingis in the final minute and suffered a right inferior orbital wall fracture. Both players are now out for the rest of the season.
All-Star forward Anthony Davis has already been shut down for the season and will require surgery on his left knee. Tyreke Evans (right knee), Quincy Pondexter (left knee), Eric Gordon (broken right ring finger) and Bryce Dejean-Jones also had their seasons ended early and hit the operating table. Backup point guard Norris Cole is listed as day-to-day with a lower back injury, but has missed 12 consecutive games. Ryan Anderson is out with a sports hernia. Coach Alvin Gentry has used 37 different lineups and the Pelicans rank second in the league in the number of player-games lost this season due to injury. “I am going to send out an all-points bulletin to anybody in the French Quarter; we need a voodoo doctor or something here,” Gentry cracked with a touch of gallows humor. “We’ve got to find the bones under this place (Smoothie King Center) or do something because this becoming comical.
Bad breaks are one thing. Broken plans and promises are quite another and the Pelicans need more than spells from a voodoo doctor to fix them.