Kobe Bryant: Is He Really Sending the Wrong Message To Kids with New Ad?

November 19th, 2010 by Hayden Kim Leave a reply »
I come home, flip on the T.V. and the first thing I see is Kobe's face blown up on Outside The Lines. The recent rave about Kobe's appearance on the new game Call Of Duty: Black Ops has been blown way out of proportion.

As sports fans, it's fun and exciting to see a well known athlete we look up to relate to us in a way besides dunking a ball or making ESPN's Top Ten.

What I don't understand is why so many critics are beginning to appear. It is natural that Kobe is receiving attention for appearing on such a popular video game commercial, but it seems obvious that most of the publicity is actually criticism.

Psychology majors, youth football coaches and many others have made their messages clear, and honestly that's there only way of receiving unnecessary attention.

"I couldn't believe it was him," Walker says, "What's wrong with him?"

Coach Walker has dealt with many deaths, consisting of young kids, even some of whom he had coached. Just last Monday, Walker was preparing a funeral for a 14-year-old kid who had played under him for five years. It is a difficult job to deal with so many deaths, at such a you ...

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