Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers along with his teammate Luke Walton are the definition of being “Great Lakers” during tough times. The two displayed the color of their jerseys [gold] in their latest act of giving. The Lakers laid off several employees for cost cutting reasons before the lockout (something that is difficult to understand for an organization that is so popular with a net worth of approximately $643 million dollars according to Forbes).
Kobe Bryant and Luke Walton decided to donate their playoff bonuses to 2 employees who worked in the video department for the Lakers. The Los Angeles Times has the story in detail http://www.latimes.com/sports/basketball/nba/lakers/la-sp-lakers-donations-20110819,0,1783297.story. It is acts such as these that are not done for public notification that sometimes go unnoticed.