Lakers (16-64, 5-35 road) vs. Thunder (54-26, 31-9 home)
Radio: WWLS The Sports Animal (98.1 FM, 640 AM, 1300 AM The Buzz Tulsa)
Time: 7:00 PM CST
Team Comparisons (per NBA.com/Stats)
- Offensive Rating: Thunder – 110.1 (2nd), Lakers – 98.8 (29th)
Defensive Rating: Thunder – 103.3 (12th), Lakers – 109.5 (30th)
Warning: There will be a lot of talk on this primer about a player who plays on the opposing team. This is not a Royce or ESPN mandate. This is a me mandate. We have the opportunity to see the final road game for one of the greats of our generation. So if you don’t want to hear about an opposing player, please stop reading and continue on in the comments section (Yes, I know. You do that anyways. You don’t have to tell me).
A couple years ago, I wrote an article on my site about the impact of Kobe Bryant on the Oklahoma City Thunder. The article was written when Bryant first suffered his Achilles tear three seasons ago. With the sun finally setting on Bryant’s career, I’d like to take this time to rehash some of the words from that article, as they still hold very true to this day. Keep Reading…