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Old 10-16-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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Default Kobe on the cover of SI "The Last Alpha Dog"

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In an age when athletes aspire to be icons, yet share the burden of success with all their best pals, Bryant looms as perhaps the last alpha dog, half greyhound and half pit bull. No one handles him. No one censors him. He shows up alone. “What am I trying to be?” he asks. “Am I trying to be a hip cool guy? Am I trying to be a business mogul? Am I trying to be a basketball player?” He doesn’t provide an answer. He doesn’t have to. It’s been obvious since he was 6 years old in Italy and a club from Bologna tried to buy his rights. The gym was the place he could go at 4 a.m., “to smell the scent,” and pour the fuel. Bryant wonders whether his sanctuary is finally closing, and if so, how he will cope without it. He recognizes what many around him do not: the image, lifelike as it may be, is only partly real. Beneath it is a three-dimensional figure, with the same vulnerabilities as anybody else, plus the will to overcome them.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:02 PM   #2
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Last alpha dog?

What about Westbrook?
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:03 PM   #3
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The "Last Alpha Dog" is more know for being Shaq's sidekick/b.itch
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:05 PM   #4
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the cover shouldn't have been with him smiling.... it just doesnt fit the tone
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:06 PM   #5
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The "Last Alpha Dog" is more know for being Shaq's sidekick/b.itch

you can try and tell yourself this crap or the rest of your life, doesn't make it true.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:09 PM   #6
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Default Re: Kobe on the cover of SI "The Last Alpha Dog"

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Last alpha dog?

What about Westbrook?
You try to hard

Where is KG?
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:09 PM   #7
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you can try and tell yourself this crap or the rest of your life, doesn't make it true.
Well.... he was Shaq's sidekick, and was not able to win a playoff series without a HOFer on his team. So he is not an Alpha Dog. Another article written by a Kobetard who is butthurt because his idol is not relevant 3 years already.

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Old 10-16-2013, 01:10 PM   #8
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The "Last Alpha Dog" is more know for being Shaq's sidekick/b.itch

Also the cover should feature the massive failure of the 2012 Lakers.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:10 PM   #9
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You try to hard

Where is KG?

KG isn't spearheading a team anymore. He's an emotional leader and defensive specialist, but no more than a role player on offense.
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Well.... he was Shaq's sidekick, and was not able to win a playoff series without a HOFer on his team. So he is not an Alpha Dog. Another article written by a Kobetard who is butthurt his because idol is not relevant 3 years already.

Show me one player, who has led his team to victory in the playoffs without a HOFer on his team... other than some random 8 over 1 fluke series victory.

Just an absolutely idiotic premise.
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Show me one player, who has led his team to victory in the playoffs without a HOFer on his team... other than some random 8 over 1 fluke series victory.

Just an absolutely idiotic premise.
IDK if this is a serious question.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:19 PM   #12
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Well.... he was Shaq's sidekick, and was not able to win a playoff series without a HOFer on his team. So he is not an Alpha Dog.
Rich coming from a Wade fanboy. What was he doing from 07-10?
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IDK if this is a serious question.

here's a list of "alpha dogs", you tell me which of them won without another HOF player on their team. and then tell me which of them had to play through the complete gutting and rebuilding of the team around them in the apex of their career and then went on to again, attain the same success with a completely new squad.

Jordan
Bird
Magic
Duncan
Kareem
Russell
Wilt
West
Shaq
Hakeem
Malone
Barkley
Dr J
KG
etc...

The junk people come up with the try and discredit Kobe sometimes is just dumb. It's dumb.
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here's a list of "alpha dogs", you tell me which of them won without another HOF player on their team. and then tell me which of them had to play through the complete gutting and rebuilding of the team around them in the apex of their career and then went on to again, attain the same success with a completely new squad.

Jordan
Bird
Magic
Duncan
Kareem
Russell
Wilt
West
Shaq
Hakeem
Malone
Barkley
Dr J
KG
etc...

The junk people come up with the try and discredit Kobe sometimes is just dumb. It's dumb.
Lebron.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:25 PM   #15
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Lebron.
Lebron what?
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