The best player in the league led his team to victory and is poised to get his first championship without Shaq. And hopefully those pesky cheerleader rumors will float away if he gets his fourth ring.
Bryant scored 17 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter, and the Lakers rallied from an early 17-point deficit to beat the San Antonio Spurs 100-92 on Thursday night and win the Western Conference finals in five games.
The Lakers are 12-3 in the playoffs, including 8-0 at Staples Center, where they haven’t lost in two months. They’ve won 14 straight home games and 21 of their last 24 postseason games at home.
Full break down of the game here…