They were horrible games to watch - Kobe Bryant v. the whole Golden State Warriors. A sea of Purple and Gold bleeding through ORACLE Arena for years.
He was cocky and they were good. He even told me once that it felt like he was playing a home game when he played in the Bay Area.
Sunday was Kobe's last game against the team he used to embarrass four times a year, the very team he played against when he hurt his ankle and career began its demise.
Today things are different, the Lakers are rebuilding and the Warriors are the recipe for successs as the aging future Hall of Famer prepares to play his last month of basketball before his retirement in April.
Sports in the Bay had a chance to speak to the Black Mamba following his young teams 112-95 victory over Golden State.
The Black Mamba will have a couple of days off before hosting the Orlando Magic on March 8th at Staples Arena.