HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Leave it up to Kobe Bryant to brush off a huge milestone like passing Shaquille O’Neal for 5th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list with yet another salvo about a goal he has yet to attain.
After a loss in his hometown of Philadelphia Monday on the same night he dropped 28 points on the Sixers to pass O’Neal, Bryant’s reaction was the usual snarl after a loss. But he also made clear that the milestone that means most to him is championship No. 6.
ESPNLosAngeles.com’s Dave McMenamin delivered the money quote:
“I just want No. 6, man,” Bryant said, referring to his championship count, when asked where he wanted to finish on the all-time scoring list when he retires. “I’m not asking for too much, man. Just give me a sixth ring, damn it.”
Did you expect anything else from the man Shaq calls the “greatest Laker ever?”