It is his 20th season with the Lakers, and it’s not a good one. Bryant is down to averaging under 16 points a game, and the Lakers are 2-13 and in last place in the Western Conference.
Bryant posted a poem, an ode to the game, in making his statement. In part, it read,
From the moment
I started rolling my dad's tube socks
And shooting imaginary
In the Great Western Forum
I knew one thing was real:
I fell in love with you.
A love so deep I gave you my all –
From my mind & body
To my spirit & soul
As a six-year-old boy
Deeply in love with you
I never saw the end of the tunnel.
I only saw myself
Running out of one.
And so I ran.
I ran up and down every court
After every loose ball for you.
You asked for my hustle
I gave you my heart
Because it came with so much more.
The album has sold more copies than any other release in 2015, including Taylor Swift’s nearly two million sales of “1989.”
In her home country, “25” sold more than 800-thousand copies in its first week of release in the U.K. That is more copies than the next 86 albums on the charts combined.
Adele will tour next year, her first jaunt since 2011.
On her website, Adele says of the new CD, “My last record was a break-up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make-up record. I’m making up with myself. Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did. But I haven’t got time to hold on to the crumbs of my past like I used to … Turning 25 was a turning point for me, slap bang in the middle of my twenties … 25 is about getting to know who I’ve become without realizing. And I’m sorry it took so long, but you know, life happened.”
It went on to say, "There is no other way to get respect. I am not at home, I'm at a hotel, somewhere in Ireland, under another name If I wasn't posting this, my kids and family wouldn't even find out. Was dead for another fortnight since none of them bother their hole with me for a minute. I could have been dead here for weeks already and they'd never have known."
The 48-year-old singer has been going through a custody battle with two of her ex-husbands over their children. She has also had health problems.
Earlier, on Friday, O’Connor write another post on Facebook, saying she was “desperately in need of a job and a place to live,” adding, “I am being treated to badly by my family that I can barely stay alive.”
The app promises that within three hours they will arrive ready to put 10-15 gallons of gas in your car for the same charge that you would pay at your neighborhood service station.
Right now the service is only available in Los Angeles and San Diego, but it will hopefully spread to other areas soon. The company isn’t at this point charging a delivery fee, but there is a $1 fee for rush service during the very busy hours.
The two were in the right place at the right time, hunting grouse with their Golden Retriever. They saw the eagle, then noticed it had a talon caught in the trap. Although the bird was very scared, it allowed them to place a hoodie over it while they worked to free the talon.
The two agree that rescuing and then getting to hold a bald eagle, even for a few minutes, was very amazing.