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Lakers' Kobe Bryant makes new friend

December 19, 2008 |  6:44 pm

The Heat's Dwayne Wade (right) forces Kobe Bryant, center, to alter his shot during Friday night's game, while Mario Chalmers watches.

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is honoring a new friend during tonight's game against the Miami Heat.

Brenda Klopfstein, who is battling ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), gave Bryant a red bracelet following Tuesday night's game with the New York Knicks at Staples Center.

Bryant is wearing the bracelet on his left wrist during tonight's game.

The Dream Foundation granted the Port Hueneme resident's wish to meet Bryant.

-- Broderick Turner

Photo: The Heat's Dwayne Wade (right) forces Kobe Bryant, center, to alter his shot during Friday night's game in Miami, while Mario Chalmers watches. Credit: Doug Benc / Getty Images

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