Words of Wisdom: Kobe believes the players in the Final Four should be watching him

Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) controls the ball against the defense of Memphis Grizzlies small forward Quincy Pondexter (20) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) controls the ball against the defense of Memphis Grizzlies small forward Quincy Pondexter (20) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The month of March has been basketball Madness at far more than the collegiate level. Out in Los Angeles, the superstar-laden Lakers, headlined by the relentless Kobe Bryant, have been pushing for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

It is an intense, laser-like focus that is going to get Kobe and Co. into the postseason, but Kobe believes he is not the only one who should be paying attention.

Everybody should be watching him:

Kobe didn’t play college ball, so perhaps he just isn’t getting into the Tourney in the same way that the city of Ann Arbor is getting into it, for example.

[Related: Bryant may be done after the 2014 season; maybe we should be paying attention]

It could be that, or, of course, we could just remember that being the toast of the town sometimes makes one crave attention.

Just a little ways down the road, in lovely San Diego, was another toast of the town. Ron Burgundy wanted absolutely everyone to know how good he looked: