Several years ago Kobe Bryant was accused of rape by a maid who worked at a hotel he was staying at. This was the beginning of a down fall for Kobe who many considered to have a squeaky clean image. Where not going to go into all of this, but many of his fans turned there back on him. However millions stood behind him and still supported there favorite player and now we are vindicated.
What a year it has been for Kobe it did not start on a good note. Kobe was upset at the Lakers front office and rightfully so over the way they where mishandling the team since the departure of Shaq. This caused those who hate or just dislike him to call him selfish and wrong to call out the front office. It turned out his complaining lead to some big moves.
All Laker fans know what these big moves where trading for Ariza and Mitch hanging on to Bynum to start. Mitch turned out he was right over keeping Bynum as he now looks to a big piece to our puzzle in the future. Then when Bynum went down and the season was on the ropes he pulled of the Gasol trade. This propelled the Lakers on to the NBA Finals eventually and also Kobe Bryant to his best year ever. Kobe Bryant got his first MVP finally and proved to many that he could be a team player.
Then comes the Olympics you can call it the cherry on the top. Now firsts things first I don't want to hear ever again that Kobe Bryant is all about himself or not a team player. Kobe Bryant showed not only on the court, but off the court. Let's start with the off the court leadership and team player activities.
First of all Kobe Bryant and many of the other US Basketball players showed there patriotism and support to there fellow American athletes by showing up at other events during there free time. Kobe and LeBron where all over the place at many of Micheal Phelps swims and beach volleyball as well. Kobe Bryant showed that he isn't a kid anymore who sits in his hotel room by himself like many said he did at a younger age.
When Kobe Bryant's transformation to being back to where he was before all the down fall happened last night. The chips where down and the USA was up against it. Kobe was missing every shot he was taking and Spain was matching the USA blow for blow as they cut the lead down to 2. What happened I saw Kobe Bryant pumping his team mates up and keeping them focused on the task. Then Kobe Bryant went of as he either scored or assisted on 15 straight US points. Highlighted by the huge 4 point play that was so clutch.
Kobe Bryant took this US team on his back in the end and really carried the USA to the gold. Proving that he is certainly one of the best players in the world and certainly the argument can be made that he is the best in the world I would be glad to make it. Putting the cherry on the top of an incredible year as Kobe is now back on top of the world.
For the haters I suspect you will be scrambling to come up with new ways to rip on Kobe. However I must say KoMe should never ever be used again(this goes especially to you Mr. Freeman)!!!!!!!!
Kobe Bryant back on top of the world where he belongs and I'm so proud of him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chew on that humble pie haters!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Must have sucked to have to swallow your pride and root for Kobe to lead the USA to the gold when there backs where against the wall!!!!!!