Why I Hate Kobe Bryant and The Lakers Win The Finals

May 31st, 2010 by Erik Landau Leave a reply »
Kobe Bean Bryant. What does this name represent to you?

"The Black Mamba", the "Greatest of All-Time", "Mr. 81 Points"? These are all names that have been beckoned with this man born in the original capital of this country: Philadelphia.

So how can a man who was born in the city of brotherly love feel like the devil in waiting to me? Let me explain...Before I delve into my reasoning I would like to express that today I do not like Kobe Bryant. I used to be a fan of Kobe; He was one of my favorite players, and I fully supported him in all of his endeavors. As of today, he is the fly that cannot be swat, the drink that is slightly too hot and the fire that is never put out.   

My first memories of the NBA, or basketball for that matter were of Magic Johnson and the L.A. Lakers making their 1991 Finals run. It made me a Lakers fan then and there watching the Lakers get trounced viciously and decisively by the young and rampant Chicago Bulls.

From then on, as Magic retired due to HIV and the Lakers moved through their years of cultivating young talent, (Nick Van Exel, Eddie Jones, Elden Campbell, Vlade Divac) I became somewhat p ...

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