Folks this is a follow up to responses to my article about Kobe (I Love Myself) Bryant.
Is he arguably the best player in the NBA? Yes! Most liked & popular… NOT!
Why? I firmly believe he is an egomaniac and a ‘Me, Me, Me’ type of person!
He is constantly projecting his image and is cocky to the point of arrogance. Personalities like that of Erving, Bird, Johnson and Jordan displayed confidence, but with class.
The first thing out of Kobe’s (yes named after a steak for God’s sake!) mouth after winning Game 7 against the Celts was, “I have more rings than Shaq.” Not, I am grateful to Ron Artest and Paul Gasol, who literally carried Kobe and the Lakers for the entire Game 7 win over the Celtics.
The Celtics dominated Game 7 for 3 quarters, while ‘Mr. Clutch Kobe’ was forcing shots, dribbling all over the place, throwing bad passes and missing free throws!
Honestly, LA got really lucky escaping with that win. Plus, the Celts were minus their starting center - injured in Game 6.
This leads me to Shaq’s decision to turn down 10 million plus to play in Europe next year. He has taken a paltry
million and a half contract for 2 years to play with the Celtics. My theory is he wants to go out and retire a champion beating his old teammate and nemesis “Cry Baby Kobe.”
No offense to Miami or the Magic, but until they learn how to play team defense, I see the Celts and Lakers headed for a clash for the NBA title with a subplot for the ages!
Tags: Lakers & Celtics