Who is Luke Walton? What Did He Say About Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal?

The time that Kobe Bryant spent with the Los Angeles Lakers was one of the most inspiring and competitive for other players. It has been a long and successful career for the man in basketball. There was something else said by another player that made headlines online. What is the story of Luke Walton? What Did He Say About Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal?

In 2016, Walton shared an unforgettable Kobe Bryant practice story on the Open Run podcast. “I remember one time my rookie year, I came in a little, uh, him [Kobe] and Shaq like to do this as, I think it was just rookies, but any young guy, I probably had too much to drink the night before, so I came in, I was a rookie, I felt good, and they could smell some alcohol on me,” Walton said. 

“And Kobe informed the rest of the team that no one was allowed to help me on defense, and that I had to guard him the entire practice.”

“I was laughing at first like, ‘Oh, this is funny,’ but in Kobe’s mind, in his eyes, it was like, ‘No, I see and smell weakness, I’m going to destroy you today.’ He taught me that lesson,” Walton continued.

“He probably scored 70-something in practice that day, and I was begging for help, none of the teammates would help. But yeah, his killer instinct and his work ethic, they’ll stick with me forever.” 

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