Thanks to an old video of Chris Rock and Kobe Bryant, who passed away last year, it’s all over social media today.
Rock, a 57-year-old comic, is a hot topic of conversation in the current political climate. On Sunday night, when presenting the Academy Awards, he made a nasty remark about Jada Smith and was smacked live on television by Will Smith. Smith then proceeded to yell, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f—king lips!” After being arrested. It’s quite simply one of the most astonishing things on live television in recent memory (if it wasn’t faked, of course).
Since the peculiar chain of events that unfolded on Sunday night, the word “Rock” has been trending on Twitter. One of the most notable Lakers fan accounts took advantage of the chance to share an old video of the renowned comedian attempting to attract the late Kobe Bryant’s attention during a game while the latter was sitting courtside. It will be enough to state that his endeavor was a failure.
Kobe Bryant was unfazed by anything. He’s one of the few players in NBA history who has maintained perfect concentration night after night. That is a philosophy that the current Los Angeles Lakers may benefit from now.
On Sunday night, the Los Angeles Lakers suffered their 43rd loss. They’re now on the verge of missing both the playoffs and the play-in tournament, which would be devastating. Perhaps LeBron James and his teammates will find inspiration in the old Kobe Bryant and Chris Rock video for the remainder of the season.