Perhaps someone can get a more complete version of this story, but I did want to get the note up here: Lakers announcer Joel Myers mentioned the "Passion Bucket" today during the 3rd quarter of the Lakers-Mavs game. He was speaking about Kobe's great effort, and was making a reference to Kobe's comment described in an earlier BN post. What I found interesting though was that when Joel said it, he did not quote Kobe, he simply said something about Kobe's PB being full, knowing exactly what a PB was, treating it like a common phrase.
Articles are now being posted on Google News about PB. Joe Buck has also reportedly made a mention, and there are a few national articles mentioning PB, including one in USAToday.
To be honest, I find this whole PB craze to be very entertaining and funny. The phrase itself doesn't exactly make sense, but we get what it means anyways, and apparently it expresses something that was previously difficult to express.
Here's my question for my fellow BNers though: IS NEXT SEASON, THE SEASON OF THE PASSION BUCKET?
A final note--
I am going to personally adopt the phrase into conversation and posts if I can. So let me say that my passion bucket is full for tomorrow's game. All games matter in the ferocious Pac10.