Kobe Bryant, on winning his fifth NBA title:
It means I have one more than Shaq.
Game 7 wasn’t the prettiest basketball game ever played, but I sure enjoyed the heck out of it. Both teams fought hard and did everything they could. Ron Artest saved the Lakers’ collective bacon with his strong offensive play in the first half… and then practically put the game away with a late trey.
Gotta hand it to the Celtics, they played their asses off. They could never sustain their lead (the Lakers are just sooo big) and they couldn’t afford a poor shooting night from Ray Allen.
All that being said, the highlight of the night could very well be Ron Artest’s postgame interview. Awesome.