Update: This was originally published in November 2019. I will not make any edits because I stand by everything I said. Gigi Bryant 4 Ever.
Kobe was finally courtside for his first Lakers game this year with LeBron pretending to be a Laker great and “respecting what Kobe did for the Lakers organization”. LeBron was trying so hard to impress Kobe, dapping him up and then hitting a 3.
LeBron daps up Kobe 🤝 pic.twitter.com/8He4ULJVUK
— ESPN (@espn) November 18, 2019
I guess whatever it takes to motivate the Lakers to win but I can’t help but notice how desperate for Kobe’s affection LeBron looks. LeBron wishes he had an entire city and multiple other countries show him love the way they cheer for Kobe. What stadium is LeBron going to retire and get a standing ovation at when he’s sitting courtside? I’m not sure even Cleveland is that desperate.
But maybe it’s not the presence of a real Laker great that has LeBron shook. It’s because Gigi Bryant was sitting courtside next to him. All LeBron wants is to have a son that does exactly everything he did, goes pro so he can be overbearing on him, probably end up coaching his team and coming out of retirement to beat his son in the Finals. But there’s no denying Gigi Bryant would put Bronny Jr in a blender if they ever played one on one. Bronny Jr is going to be a blip in the radar once Gigi Bryant changes the game.
LeBron James on Gigi Bryant: "[Kobe's] got one of the greatest female basketball players that’s about to come up sitting next to him." 🐍
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 18, 2019
I mean come on, that jumper is WET, you could hear that go in. Kobe made an entire brand out of that move right there and Gigi has mastered it at age 13. The footwork, the vision, the killer instinct–she’s everything LeBron James wants in a son.
— SLAM HS Hoops (@SLAM_HS) November 17, 2019
Bronny Jr’s highlights are pretty much just LeBron reacting to him play. People aren’t going to games to watch Bronny Jr play, they are going to see how LeBron will make himself look like an idiot to be the center of attention like he always does.
— Overtime (@overtime) April 29, 2018
One on one Bronny might be able to back down in the post and bank in a few layups against Gigi but on a fast break Gigi would break his little ankles. I don’t have an official listed height but Kobe’s 6’6 so Gigi has got to be at least 5’10 at this point. Bronny Jr is only 6’2; he could barely play QB in the NFL.
Gigi’s game is multi-dimensional and we know which household preaches about defense. Show me one clip of Bronny Jr fighting for a loose ball like this:
Plus LeBron literally says he was trying to put on a show for one of the greatest [female] basketball players in the crowd. LeBron’s probably trying to win Gigi over to be with Bronny Jr so he can have a second chance at his dream as a grandpa if Bronny Jr doesn’t work out exactly how he wants.
Lakers’ LeBron James on Kobe and Gigi Bryant: “One of the greatest players to play this game took time out of his day on a Sunday. He’s got one of the greatest female basketball players that’s about to come up sitting next to him. I’m just trying to put on a show for them.” pic.twitter.com/enue6MlDE6
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) November 18, 2019
Lakers are 11-2 and all LeBron is worrying about is impressing Gigi Bryant. With that crossover, I’d be worried too.