After L.A.’s Sunday afternoon practice concluded at US Airways Center in Phoenix, Kobe Bryant emerged from the training room to address the Lakers’ beat writers, all of whom were soon to be in for an odd occurrence.
Standing at the floor level in the outer tunnel around the arena floor, Bryant spent a few minutes talking about his elbow (“It’s fine”), Steve Nash and the Suns (“I’m anxious to see how we respond to [the challenge]“) and such.
Suddenly, and out of nowhere, a lone pigeon literally flew towards the cluster before altering its flight pattern about 30 feet away (where’s Manu Ginobili when you need him!!).
As a few of the reporters jumped to the side (the natural reaction of most human beings), Bryant simply stood still … expressionless, unfazed, uninterested.
After all, pigeons are no threat to black mambas.