Kobe Bryant meets with 105-year-old fan Allene Wynn (Picture)
Most of us could never imagine living to see our 105th birthday. Frankly, most of us won’t. Laker fan Allene Wynn turned 105 years old earlier this week, and she celebrated by taking in the Lakers-Hornets game at the Staples Center on Saturday night. Prior to the game, Wynn got the chance to meet her favorite player, Kobe Bryant.
“It just made me feel good all over to meet him in person,” Wynn said according to ESPNLosAngeles.com. “I’ve been wanting to meet him for years. I got to touch him. I shook hands with him and hugged him. I said, ‘Wait, let me hug you, baby.'”
Wynn said she watches the Lakers play any chance she gets and that her living room wall is plastered with Lakers memorabilia. Since she was a Laker fan before Kobe was even a thought, Wynn had no problem critiquing his game.
“I told him what I thought about his playing,” Wynn said. “I said, ‘You don’t play like I want you to play.’ I said, ‘I done came all the way over here and I don’t want to see none of that sorry stuff.'”
The Lakers were able to squeeze out an 88-85 victory over New Orleans, but Kobe scored only 11 points on 3-for-21 shooting. Perhaps he was still mesmerized after meeting Wynn prior to the game.
Who said Kobe was invincible? A mini-lecture from a 105-year-old fan can take anyone off their game. Mike Brown should arrange a meeting between Wynn and Andrew Bynum. If that can’t straighten him out, nothing will.