Ideally, Brown wanted to have Goudelock playing in the backup shooting guard role with Steve Blake serving as the substitute point guard. Brown tried it for a while, then went in another direction after Blake suffered a rib/sternum injury.
Goudelock stepped in as Derek Fisher's backup at the point the past four games.
"He's got that grit, he's got that will to perform well," Bryant said of Goudelock. "He's extremely aggressive. That's what mambas are. He's definitely got that DNA. Throw it up. Put that ball in the hole."
Goudelock was surprised by the reaction on Twitter and elsewhere to his new nickname. He was called G-Lock while he was a standout at the College of Charleston. Others called him Drew, but that was confusing when he joined the Lakers. Andrew Bynum, a 7-foot center, is known as Drew to his teammates.
"It shocked me," Goudelock said of Bryant's nickname for him. "He doesn't give me many compliments in practice. He's a pretty closed- mouthed guy when it comes to emotions and things like that. For him to show any emotions toward me was a thrill."
Goudelock can do a pretty fair imitation of Bryant with the ball in his hands. What he can't do is mimic the hissing snake noise Bryant makes when he wants his teammates to pass him the ball.
He tried it and failed miserably, cracking up Brown, Bryant and the rest of the Lakers after Tuesday's game.
"I can't do it," Goudelock said. "I tried it and it didn't work out too well."
borri wrote:When G-Lock plays 20+ mins he's astonishingly good.
9/16 3 pt FG
davriver290 wrote:Not to be a dick or anything, but this thread needs to, and will be locked. Go to the G-lock thread about this Mr. Doberman
lakers_09tv wrote:Dude are you serious?
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