(Video) NBA: LOL Kobe Bryant Makes Rookie Larry Nance Jr. Sit on the Floor So He Can Get a Seat

Kobe Bryant wields a lot of power with the Los Angeles Lakers. He’s the franchise’s most popular player since Magic Johnson, if not ever, and means enough to their identity that he can command a salary well beyond his on-court value and divert a rebuilding process by his mere presence. With the possible exception of the owners, Kobe is in charge.  That power apparently extends to deciding which players get a seat on the bench and which must make due on the floor.

(Video) NBA: Larry Nance Jr Scored For The Clippers Last Night, Problem Is He Plays For The Lakers

It has been a long, long season for the Lakers and that’s crazy because we are only at Christmas. There is still alot of basketball to play and it will likely continue to get worse. During the Christmas night match up with the crosstown rival Clippers, Lakers Larry Nance Jr went to grab a rebound and tipped it into the basket instead. Normally that would be good but he tipped it into the Clippers basket and it was just an example of the type of year this team is having. The reaction from Lou Williams is priceless.

(Video) NBA: Larry Nance JR. Shows Off Killer, Inherited Moves In LA Lakers Game Against GS Warriors

Larry Nance Jr. is making an early presence in his during his NBA debut this preseason. Following in his father’s footsteps, Nance Jr. flaunted him hops and slammed the ball over Golden State Warriors center, Festus Ezeli.

NBA: Kobe Bryant Responds to Lakers’ Draft Pick Calling Him a “Rapist” in Old Tweet

Soon after Larry Nance Jr. was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 27th pick in the 2015 draft, an old tweet of his was dug up referring negatively to Kobe Bryant’s old rape case, basically calling Kobe a “rapist”.  Kobe is already often hard on rookies so it was assumed Nance and the Black Mamba would have some serious issues with the tweet revealed.  Well it turns out Kobe is taking it much better than expected.

(Photo) NBA: Lakers Draft Pick, Larry Nance Jr, Deletes Tweet Calling Kobe A Rapist

The Lakers made a big splash last night by drafting D’Angelo Russell with the second pick when many thought they would take Duke’s Jahlil Okafor. While Lakers fans seemed to love that pick, it was another pick they made later in the first round that is causing a bit of a stir.

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