TNT gets Kobe Bryant, Fox gets Lamar Odom
Interesting that for the quick post-game on-court interviews TNT, the national station, got Kobe Bryant while Fox had Lamar Odom. One would suspect the local station that focused its newest gadget, the ISO-CAM, on Bryant all game long Monday night, would have preferred the immediate interview with Bryant. But apparently there is a pecking order here. Craig Sager had Bryant and could get an upclose look at Bryant's scratched, bruised, swollen face, which was actually much better looking than Sager's usual psychedelic suit.
-- Diane Pucin
Photo: Lakers star Kobe Bryant raps out with Sean "Diddy" Combs before beating Utah in the NBA playoffs Monday night. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press