And Now A Little Kobe Love
LeBron sure could use Kobe’s help right now…
Not everybody here is Team LeBron. This is Graby speaking. I read Whitaker’s post today and it had me smiling. LeBron is probably the best regular season player in the league. As we know though, the playoffs are a different breed. KT and Whitaker are right. This guy is a great player, and a lot is expected of him. He has a great following. Even I think he is great and could ultimately be the best NBA player ever. However, I’m still Team Kobe. You want to know why? Because he has that killer mentality. That mentality that he wants to dig you a hole. A deep one. One that you’re too overwhelmed to climb out of. I was trying to blow time instead of handling my business and I started looking at random youtube clips. I went from the most infamous NBA punch ever to one of the biggest sucker punches ever to failing in a quick fight to these clips….
In these clips, you can tell that he wants to kill the soul of the opposing team. He had more points than the Mavericks at the end of the third quarter in the first clip. And you can tell he wanted to stick a dagger in them. In the second one, he had a mission. A rude one, but a mission nonetheless. He wanted people to know he had arrived and who better to do that against than the great Michael Jordan himself. When he score 81 points…81 points, yes…eighty one points in one game…you saw someone who wasn’t content with just winning the game. He wanted to send a message. That’s the difference between LeBron and Kobe.
Kobe always wants to send a message. He wants you to know that he isn’t gone yet. He wants you to know that he can will his team to a win. He has shown it in these playoffs. And…and…he’s doing it hurt. With more than just a little bruiser on the elbow. Yes, Kobe’s supporting cast is a little better but when it’s time to take the final shot what do you expect Kobe to do?
Kobe may not be as athletic as he once was, but he can still win the game. He has a mission. He fell short two years ago. He got closer last year. What’s LeBron’s mission? As Whitaker said…is it to grow his global brand? Kobe is most likely going to add something new to his game this summer. We can only hope that LeBron does the same thing as he decides where he’ll be playing the next 3 to 5 years.
In the mean time, expect Kobe to doing EVERYTHING he can to get his 5th, 6th and 7th ring.
Posted on May 13, 2010, in NBA and tagged Carmelo Anthony, Cavs, Chris Childs, Jared Jeffries, JR Smith, Kermit Washington, Kobe Bryant, Lakers, LeBron James, Mardy Collins, Nate Robinson, Rudy Tomjonavich. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.