Kobe Bryant Booed By Lakers Crowd But Still Scores 45 In Close Loss

KOBE BOOED IN BEGINNING, BUT ALMOST A HERO IN LOSS: The Good: Kobe was gold, and, more importantly, *in* gold Tuesday night, racking up 45 points for the Lakers.

Kobe Houston yell

The Bad: He missed on a last-second chance to reach 47, as L.A. lost to Houston, 95-93.The Ugly: During team introductions, Bryant was booed by the Staples Center crowd.

Still, there were some support seen scattered throughout the $70 seats for the sullen superstar:

Kobe Signs Staples Center

Should be an entertaining season, unless last night’s results are repeated 83 more times.