Kobe Bryant Featured in COD Black Ops: Why the Hate?

November 18th, 2010 by Montique David Leave a reply »
Athletes are modern day saints. Or at least they're supposed to be, according to some people.

Sports figures of this day and age are some of the most scrutinized individuals in the world. We praise these men and women and judge everything that they do. But what is the price of fame?

Recently I went out and got Call of Duty Black Ops for Playstation 3. It's a great shoot em up game and one of the best in the series. Then while watching a Lakers game a few days ago, I saw my favorite player, Kobe Bryant, wielding a gun and playing a live edition of Call of Duty. I thought it was cool.

The message of the commercial is that there's a soldier in all of us. Even a sports star like Kobe could be online playing this game along with other celebs and everyday blue collar workers like most of us.

You can have fun with the soldier in you. Take a little time out of your day, (or a lot) and enjoy pleasing the soldier in you. That's the message of the commercial.

Then I was watching ESPN First Take and saw Skip Bayless arguing that it was dumb for Kobe to take part in the commercial, smiling and shooting a machine gun.

Really ...

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