It seems like it's been exactly one year since Joakim Noah(notes) reminded people that Cleveland isn't the most happening place in the world and that he does not often vacation in Ohio. In reality, it hasn't even been a month. Either we're all aging at a terrifyingly accelerated rate, or the first few rounds of the playoffs are drawn out a little too long. My prematurely greying hair thinks it's the first option, but the rest of me knows it's really the second.
"[Because] it's Cleveland," Bryant cracked. "We have a couple more things to talk about in L.A."
Kobe's right. There's a lot more to talk about in Los Angeles. For instance, there's the urban pilgrim look and the burlap headsleeve look and, well, you get the point. L.A. is bumpin' bumpin'.
As if snapping on LeBron's adopted hometown wasn't enough, The Man with the Multiple Injuries (trademark pending) also chimed in on LeBron's lefty free throw.
"It looked nasty," Bryant said. "My form's more like Chris Mullin ... I would have called a timeout [if my shooting elbow was hurting me]."
Burned, and nice Chris Mullin reference. Also, Kobe knows of what he speaks — this is the guy who has several highlights that involve left-handed jumpers and has added a reverse spin move designed to get him a lefty shot. When it comes to right-handed players unnecessarily shooting shots with their left hand, there is none better than Kobe Bryant.
Of course, now that Kobe has been asked about LeBron's elbow, someone needs to ask LeBron about Kobe's all-white photoshoot. The circle of this postseason's most talked about topics is almost complete.