"In the Lakers' moment of crisis, Bryant summoned the toughness and leadership and serious-mindedness of those who had raised banners with him. In his own way, he's challenging Dwight Howard. Steve Nash. Even Mike D'Antoni."
Kobe Calling Quits
If you have been reading my post lately, you will know my position on Kobe:
The man simply cannot lead.
I love the man; I watched him ever since he was a rookie; he was great at the beginning, but ever since he got invited to a P. Diddy party after his great performance against Jordan in an All Star game, he kind of went ape sh*t and thought he was all that plus Jessica Alba in a thong bikini.
All the purist knew the first 3 championships belong to Shaq. They knew the true leader of the team in the next 2 championships was Fisher. In fact, the only people that actually thought Kobe was the be all end all GOD they proclaim to be are these people: Kobe Stans
They don't see the purity of the sport; all they see are the highlights and they get a raging hard on when, and I quote a Kobe stan, "Kobe doesn't even look like a man of african descent, his facial features are perfect in it's symettrical precision and the connecting lines are bisected by a given point pinpointing straight to his peeenis, which I get off on."
I kid you not. Ok I am exaggerating, he didn't say the peeenis part, but the rest was exactly what he said. This man is of age, probably above 30 since he has been posting on here for quite some time, he prob has a wife and kids, and yet he is speaking about Kobe in that kind of manner. I don't know about you, but I find that eerily disturbing, y'know, someone who can pretty much see a basketball star as a model and yet claim with a straight face he is not gay. This I cannot understand ..
But anyways ...
Like I said, Kobe is the team leader, coach, CEO, and sex slave of the entire organization, and by him finally giving up his leadership (or lack thereof), there is actually a light at the end of the tunnel.
The future is going to bright for LA afterall.