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Kobe Bryant Says He Would Kneel During National Anthem

Kobe Bryant Says He Would Kneel During National Anthem

After 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant retired following a 60-point performance against the Utah Jazz to end the 2015-16 National Basketball Association season.

"Kneel", Bryant said during a rapid-fire question-and-answer portion of the podcast.

While the Lakers as a team have yet to take a knee before their first three preseason games, the team has locked arms during the anthem, which head coach Luke Walton says he expects to be an "every night thing" this season.

As for Kobe's old team, The Lakers recently met as a team and made a decision to lock arms, which they and their coaches have done during the anthem for their first three preseason games.

As for Bryant, he said he would tell Trump to "focus on serving, not leading" if he had the opportunity to speak to the president, via Youngmisuk.

Spain blocks Catalan parliament session
Madrid has the power to suspend the semi-autonomous status that Catalonia enjoys under Spain's system of regional governments. Reacting to the news, Catalan parliament speaker Carme Forcadell said the suspension was a "violation of freedom of speech".

Demonstrations during the anthem have become a hot topic across sports after US President Donald Trump bitterly criticized National Football League players who declined to stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner" to draw attention to racial injustice.

To be one of the best players in league history, one thing that often does not get discussed is how much time away Bryant was from his family during his 20 seasons to ideal his craft.

However, Bryant is still in for a special year.

The Lakers are scheduled to retire both his number eight and 24 jerseys during a pregame ceremony before the team's matchup against Golden State on December 18.


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