The Lakers played well Friday night at Staples, generally maintaining control throughout their 97-92 win over Minnesota. Ramon Sessions made an impressive debut, and the team seemed pleased to have the trade deadline behind them, though clearly disappointed to be going forward without Derek Fisher.
After the game, Bryant talked about the addition of Sessions, and the loss of Fisher:
Bryant on playing without Fish:
Bryant on the skill set Sessions brings, and how he'll benefit from his presence:
Click below for more from Kobe, along with Sessions, Pau Gasol, and Matt Barnes.
Kobe, on Fisher's championship DNA:
Sessions on becoming a Laker:
Sessions, on his first day as a Laker:
Pau Gasol on replacing Derek Fisher as a captain, leadership and the trade deadline passing:
Gasol on Fisher, Luke Walton, Sessions, and remaining a Laker:
Matt Barnes on Dwight Howard deciding to stay in Orlando: