In Victory, Kobe Shows His True Colors (and They Aren’t Pretty)

June 18th, 2010 by Armen Dacity Leave a reply »
Congratulations to the Los Angeles Lakers on winning the NBA Championship.  It was a hard-fought and well-deserved victory.

It's just too bad that part of the story is overshadowed by the Kobe Bryant factor.

How does this impact Kobe's legacy?  Is he the greatest Laker of all-time?  Is he one of the all-time best players?  Is he in the conversation with Michael Jordan for greatest ever?

It seems like those questions are more interesting to the press than actually analyzing why the Lakers won. 

It wasn't because of Kobe's shooting (6-for-24) in Game 7.  It wasn't because of Kobe's shooting throughout the series (.405 FG%).  It was because, top to bottom, the Lakers were a slightly better team than the Celtics.

Who cares about that though, this is Kobe's day.


And true to form, Kobe has embraced the "all about me" approach.

He's all too happy to take a dig at Shaq, announcing how he now has one more title than the big man (never mind the fact that Kobe should be sending "thank you" notes to Shaq for the first three titles they won together).

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