Report: Kobe Bryant ‘livid’ about inclusion in report about Lakers’ dysfunction
Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka told the team a literally unbelievable tale about arranging a meeting between Kobe Bryant and Heath Ledger after Bryant saw “The Dark Knight.” The big problem: Ledger died before the film was released.
Did Pelinka, a decade later, innocently misremember the movie or actor involved? Did Bryant ask for the meeting based on seeing a trailer, which was released before Ledger’s death? Is there some other reasonable explanation?
Or was Pelinka just lying?
Bryant could clear this up.
Stephen A. Smith of ESPN: