Los Angeles Lakers: How Six More Wins Can Cement Kobe Bryant’s Legacy

May 20th, 2010 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »
Kobe Bryant is the single most polarizing NBA player of this generation.

He is both globally loved and loathed.  Laker fans jump to his defense when they hear any disparaging word, while his detractors relish in every single one of his failures. 

Bryant is either a fierce warrior who drives his team to victory or a selfish dictator who saps the confidence from his teammates. It just depends who you ask.

He is either a rapist who should be incarcerated or the victim of a fame-hungry floozy in search of money.  It just depends who you ask.

Kobe is either a soulless, derivative force that succeeds in spite of himself or a misunderstood superstar on a never-ending search to be loved.  It just depends on who you ask.

Despite the vigor with which people show their emotions toward him and despite the awards and championships he has won, there has been only one constant in Kobe Bryant's career:  It has been plagued by a massive shadow of doubt.

That shadow of doubt was cast immediately after Kobe stepped to the podium at Lower Merion High School and smugly announced his intention to enter the N ...

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