The Kobe Bryant tribute video lasted 2 minutes 29 seconds, a sharply produced compilation with kind words from San Antonio players and Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich.
Unfortunately for the Lakers, Bryant's shot was neither sharp nor kind and they lost a relatively entertaining game to the Spurs on Saturday night, 106-102.
It was a flashback to some of Bryant's earlier games this season — a lot of three-point attempts and a lot of misses — and it terminated a modest two-game Lakers winning streak.
Bryant had 25 points on nine-for-28 shooting,...
Lakers star Kobe Bryant is set to play Sunday for the first time since suffering a torn Achilles' tendon last season.