Re: Kobe's impending retirement
Saying Kobe is a jerk or arrogant is ridiculous. You need to be 100% confident to be successful in any professional sport. That's why almost all athletes come off that way. For the most part Kobe is extremely articulate. For a guy with a constant target on his back and who lives under a microscope I think he handles it well. It amazes me how people can't appreciate greatness. People hate the Yankees, they hated Jordan, they hate Kobe, can't stand the Patriots, hate Alex Rodriguez, rip on Tom Brady, etc. I'm not the type to jump on the bandwagon and root for great teams or players. I can admit and appreciate what they do though.