Playing: “Put Your Head On My Shoulder” by Paul Anka

Kobe: This was a fun night.

Pau: Sí.

Kobe: I mean that, Pau.

Pau: Ya sé.

[Awkward silence]

Kobe: We all said some things we didn’t mean.

[Awkward silence]

Kobe: It’s just … it’s just been a tough couple of weeks, you know?

Pau: Sí.

[Awkward silence]

Kobe: Look, I take equal blame for this whole thing. Am I proud of the way I’ve handled it? No, not really. I can admit that. Do you know what I’m saying?

Pau: Sí.

Kobe: [humming along to the song] “Put your head on my shoulder …”

[Awkward silence]

Kobe: Look, maybe I crossed a line. I know that. And that’s something I’ve got to deal with. It’s just … it’s just when I think back about how everything unfolded between you and I — between you and Coach — I just want to … I just want to …

Pau: Explotar?

Kobe: Right! Just explode. Because I have a lot of pressure on me, Pau. A lot. I’m not getting any younger, you know?

Pau: Sí.

Kobe: I don’t have a lot of time to figure this all out.

Pau: Sí.

Kobe: But I’m sorry. There. I said it. I’m sorry, Pau Gasol. I’m sorry I told the media that you should put on your big-boy pants. That was uncalled for.

Pau: Mm-hmm.

Kobe: It’s just that I’ve been so stressed recently. I can’t sleep at night. My knees are killing me. And Dwight with those free throws are really starting to piss me right the fuc– sorry. No excuses. I’m sorry. I’m sorry I implied you were wearing tiny, baby pants.

[Awkward silence]

Kobe: But I hope this night never ends.

Pau: Mm-hmm.

Kobe: Yeah, this is nice.

[Awkward silence]

Kobe: You think Paul Anka is still alive?

Comments (5)

  1. Yes. We finally get the first Romance on the Hardwood on TBJ. Now Skeets is accountable to do more.

  2. Aaahahahahaahahahahah awesome

  3. Skeets’ extensive knowledge of Spanish in display right here,
    Fun piece, I second the idea that you should conmtribute more often to blog posts.

  4. Too long bro, make a bit shorter.

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