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Kobe looking to emulate Paul Pierce

In his recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Kobe Bryant talked about growing old and referenced Paul Pierce:

In preparing for this season, Bryant told friends that the player he is analyzing, as an example of adjusting your game as you get older, is fellow 36-year-old Paul Pierce. This is part of his goal to become “more efficient” on the court.

Said Bryant, “I’m going to max [my last two years] out too, to do whatever I can. Leave no stone unturned, no water left in the sponge.”

I’m not sure Pierce has adjusted his game all that much. He was always a shifty player. It’s not like he had to cope with a sudden loss of quickness or explosiveness like Kobe.

If you follow the Truth on social media, you know that he’s been posting many videos of his summer workout sessions:

Get after it, Truth. We’re all looking forward to the Wizards season.

As for the Lakers…

After missing out on LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony in July, the Lakers held a free agent workout Tuesday in Los Angeles. The workout included forward Michael Beasley; big men Dexter Pittman, Greg Stiemsma, and Daniel Orton; and guards Bobby Brown, Toney Douglas, Ben Hansbrough and Malcolm Lee, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports.

Bahahahaha!

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  • KGino

    These rebuilding years would be 1 billion times more interesting and easy to swallow if Paul was still on the team

    • Dave

      I wished KG and PP would have stayed for one more year, would have helped guys like Green, Sully, and AB more, when the trade happened last year I didn’t really feel it until they returned to the Garden earlier this year

      Now I miss them more and sucks to know that the Big 3 era ended 2 years ago, still wished DA went a little differently in terms of drafting and certain free agents and build depth via Spurs style

      • KGino

        Not even thinking about it as technically as you guys. Not saying I wish Danny didn’t trade him or anything. Just saying I both thoroughly enjoy and miss watching the man play for us.

    • bill_nair

      Hate to say it, but in hidnsight, I think we held on to them a year too long. And I never would’ve said this even 2 months ago.

  • Bayern

    Paul is setting a great example of a player with no ego.

  • bill_nair

    PP>Kobe I do not care what your opinion is.

    • LA Flake

      No doubt about it. Kobe’s always been overrated. In a head to head matchup, PP can stop Kobe and then ABUSE him but Kobe can’t handle the Truth.

  • Finks

    Stiemsma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • NE_Celt

      I realize it’s the Lakers… But I would like to see the stiemer get on an NBA team this season.

  • zippittyay

    Eegads! I was looking for my CSSNE on my Dish Satellite Channel lineup and it’s gone!!

    http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2014/08/06/dish-network-drops-csnne-celtics-broadcast-home/bxYpM1P9u5XyjxmjqCYlxM/story.html