On October 24, Beijing time, Pelinka participated in a podcast on ESPN and talked about the Lakers’ journey to the championship. At the same time, he also said that Kobe and his family had given him a lot of encouragement, and both Kobe and Gigi It was predicted that the Lakers would win the championship this year.
Since this season, Kobe has watched two Lakers games on the scene. At that time, he told the thick eyebrow that the Lakers would win this season. Kobe is not the only person in the Bryant family who thinks this way. The 13-year-old second daughter, Jaina, also predicted the same. Pelinka revealed in the show that when Gigi went to the Staples Center to watch a game, he had such a chat with himself.
Pelinka recalled: "I remember Gigi looked at me, she said'Uncle P (Uncle Pelinka), we will win the championship this year', I said'Gigi, why do you think so?' She said'you defensive end Have the advantage of height and size, as well as athletic ability. In the playoffs, shooting three-pointers will become difficult, the basket seems to become smaller, the players will feel the pressure, and your size and large-scale defensive ability can Control the basket... other teams can’t easily score in front of you. You will win the championship.’”
In addition, Pelinka once doubted herself and worried that the Lakers could win this year, especially in the quarter-finals. Pelinka said that life in the division is not easy. In the same hotel room. Staying for 100 days, as Pelinka said, is a kind of psychological suffering.
Under such circumstances, Kobe’s widow, Vanessa, had a great influence on him. Pelinka said: “Vanessa is still one of my best friends. She will call and sometimes pass on Kobe The previous short film gave me to let me hear Kobe腾达会’s voice, which made me feel Kobe is back."
In addition, when recalling Kobe’s encouragement to herself, Pelinka couldn’t stop her tears: “'Give you two or three years, you will get it done, and you will bring the Lakers back to the top.' What I said to me, what I want to tell you is that you are right, brother, you gave me the energy to do all this."