‘I Was Really a Big Kobe Fan’

Friday night, a 20-year-old Scottie Barnes took the court against the great LeBron James. It very easily could have intimidated the Rookie of the Year candidate who at this time last year was playing college ball for Florida State. Yet for Barnes, it was any other game.

The Toronto Raptors rookie had one of his most dominant performances of the season against James and the Los Angeles Lakers. While it wasn’t enough to secure the win, it was a statement game from one of the NBA’s brightest young stars.

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