Spangler, Todd December 9, 2020.
He was joined by teammates O'Neal, Van Exel, and Jones, making it the first time since 1983 that four players on the same team were selected to play in the same All-Star Game.
Just the shock and sadness of seeing this very young man's life taken seemed impossible.
He had played six games since returning from his Achilles injury, which included time at point guard after injuries to Nash, , and.
Lakers general manager had spoken to Bryant about his extensive playing time 10 days earlier, but Bryant insisted the minutes needed to continue given the Lakers' playoff push.
He has since resumed endorsement deals with , through their subsidiary , to promote their Vitamin Water brand of drinks.