Darius Slay to wear Lakers gear, cheer for Kobe against Pistons

Sometimes you just have to follow your heart.

That’s exactly what Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay plans to do when the Los Angeles Lakers invade the Palace of Auburn Hills this Sunday in what will likely be Kobe Bryant‘s final game against the Detroit Pistons. Bryant announced this past Sunday that he would be retiring at the conclusion of the 2015-2016 season.

Slay just so happens to be a die-hard Kobe Bryant fan and he’s not afraid to say it. In fact, he already has his courtside seats purchased for Sunday’s game and will be wearing his Lakers gear.

“I’m gonna be at the game in my Lakers jersey,” Slay said. “I’m gonna have a big old sign that says ‘Slay loves Kobe.’… I need my picture (with him), I need the handshake, I might need a hug. I’ve got to have a hug.”

The Lions cornerback admitted that he took the Bryant announcement pretty hard.

“I cried,” Slay said about his reaction to hearing Bryant would be retiring. “I cried for like two hours.”

Slay also made it pretty clear who he will be cheering for on Sunday and Pistons’ fans may not agree with him.

“He (Bryant) needs to go ahead and drop 40 on them to show them he’s still got it,” he said.

Something tells me that Slay will not be the only one wearing a Kobe jersey to the Pistons game on Sunday.


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