Sunday, August 29, 2010

Kobe (mistakenly) props Heat: 3 Kings = Voltron

Via Land O' Lakers (Brian/Andy Kamenetzky):
The best, however, was Kobe's take on the new Miami Heat. After confirming he'd personally never have joined forces with two other superstars (not that there's anything wrong with that), there was a classic description of the South Beach trio: "They basically formed Voltron."

No doubt, a fantastic line and a clever reference. But for the sake of accuracy, I'm gonna have to correct The Mamba. As the animated introduction notes, Voltron is "loved by good and feared by evil," which is basically the Bizarro-version of the NBA's newest black hats. There is a reason I only refer to the Heat as the "evil super team." I'm not biased enough to claim the Lakers are necessarily the consensus "loved by good" squad. ("Loved by those with good taste," sure, but that's another story.) But I absolutely know which team ain't BFF's with "good."