Kobe Bryant has been a part of five NBA championship teams, but the one that means the most to him is the one that hurts the most in these parts:
The 2010 title against the Celtics.
"Game 7 against the Celtics in 2010," he told Yahoo.com's Graham Bensinger when asked to identify the most satisfying victory of his career. "That was the most satisfying one, because that was the hardest one.
"We came back to L.A. from that series . . . down, 3-2 against a great, great team with four Hall of Famers . . . Game 7, being down 15 points in the fourth quarter. That was a rough one."
It was especially satisfying since the Celtic had beaten the Lakers in 2008, which planted doubts in Bryant's head about whether he'd ever win another championship.
"Maybe everybody was right, I can't win without Shaq," he remembered thinking. "This is my one opportunity, and I blew it."
Watch the entire interview here.
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0:41 - Michael Holley, Kayce Smith and Tom Giles recap their thoughts on drafting Jayson Tatum and trade rumors involving the Celtics.
6:21 - Ian Thomsen joins BST to discuss if it would be worth trading for Paul George as a one-year rental and if there would be a chance he could still around long-term if traded to Boston.
11:13 - Evan Drellich joins BST to talk about Rick Porcello’s outing, the Red Sox offense coming to life, and Doug Fister being claimed by the Red Sox.
15:10 - Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely look back at the Celtics/Nets trade, what the assets have turned into, and if Danny Ainge has done a good job turning those assets into players.
While rumors were swirling about a possible Paul George deal on draft night, a bunch of people were tweeting at Jae Crowder, ready to send him to Indiana in a deal.
Crowder, who isn't shy on social media, liked the series of tweets, perhaps saving them as motivation for later.
Crowder had a couple noteworthy moments on Twitter this past season. The first was when he fired back at Celtics fans after the TD Garden cheered for Jazz forward Gordon Hayward. He also exchanged comments with Devin Booker after the Suns guard's 70-point game against the Celtics