When the Lakers aquired free agent Xavier Henry they were hoping to get contributions from him off the bench. His main role was going to be giving the starters a much needed rest, and if he so happened to add a few buckets then it was more than what the Lakers were hoping for. Instead xavier Henry quickly emerged as the go to scorer for the lakers repalcing laker legend Kobe Bryant. Though Kobe is still out, The Lakers have managed to keep a winning record this season. Xavier is playing the shooting guard, which is Kobe’s spot… Once Kobe comes back from injury, one can only wonder if Henry would just move up to the Sf position, or just provide a much needed scoring burst from the bench, whenever Kobe needs a rest.
Phil Jackson, in many views, is seen as the greatest professional coach of all time. Coaching players like Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman, Shaquille O’neal, Scottie Pippen, and many more. These hall of fame players just add to the list of accolades Phil Jackson can add to his resume. The most important stat however is his 11 championships. 6 with the bulls and 5 with the lakers. The Lakers Dynasty, like the bulls was a run for the ages. He began to be called the Zen Master during his career with his Lakers for showing little to know emotion, but still communicating with his team what he wanted to accomplish. Phil Jackson retired now was the quietest superstar to come through the organization, and now retired, has almost dropped off face of the earth.
This is a picture of THE Black Mamba, Kobe Bryant! probably the greatest Laker of all time in my opinion. Kobe has earned the right to be the only player closest to Michael Jordan in talent. Even the King himself MJ mentions that Kobe is the only one who could beat him while Jordan was in his prime.