Kobe Bryant Wins Title While Trying to Rewrite Perception

June 19th, 2010 by Isaiah Rhodes Leave a reply »
The NBA season has ended.

Game Seven between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers will leave a lasting impact on the legacy of Kobe Bryant after 48 minutes.

For Kobe Bryant, it is a chance to let his NBA career stands on its own. Throughout his career, his name has been synonymous with winning, but it has had its loop holes. Before last night he had four championships in 14 years, but three of them were with Shaquille O’Neal as the unquestioned leader.

After O’Neal was traded to Miami in the summer of 2004, Kobe Bryant took the reigns as the “man”, but had his struggles. He missed the playoffs in 2005 and got knocked out of in the first round of the playoffs in 2006 and 2007 by the Phoenix Suns.

In 2006, Bryant and the Lakers took a 3-1 lead in the series, but lost in seven games, including a 31-point loss in Game Seven where Bryant’s performance was “questionable” considering he was building a reputation as the best closer in the game.

During this stretch, Bryant had the offensive freedom to take all of the shots, command the offense & in turn feel what Allen Iverson, ...

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