Is there any bigger asshole than Kobe Bryant? This guy has to take the cake. Let’s recap:
He goes off and shags some 19 year old opportunist at a spa in Colorado.
He pays off his wife in diamonds to apologize for his indiscretion, proving that love may not be able to be bought, but avoiding a costly divorce can be.
He avoids a potentially devastating criminal case surrounding a situation that appears less than clear cut either way.
He then shits all over his long time teammate Shaquille O’Neal. He takes every interview possible to let us know what a selfish piece of shit he thinks Shaq is. Oh yeah, Shaq supported the living daylights out of this ingrate while he was still probably cleaning some of the 19 year old off of himself.
He forces the Lakers to dispatch Shaq to parts unknown, also known as Miami. He also makes enough of impression on Phil Jackson to convince Phil that the last place he’d want to be is on the bench coaching the Lakers.
He now takes more shots than a drunk at a Dollar Vodka Night to make up for the loss of Shaq.
Now he’s accusing Karl Malone of making passes at Kobe’s wife. Malone also was a Kobe supporter during Kobe’s darker days in ‘03. Shouldn’t Vanessa Bryant get a shot to knock boots with one of Kobe’s teammates? Kobe’s outrage is really genuine, considering his obvious respect for the institution of marriage. Even Neon Deion is saying that Kobe is a piece of garbage. You know its bad when “Primetime” piles on.
Kobe seems so clueless. He has a chance to slip back into relative obscurity, as much as a superstar basketball player can. He could at least get himself off of the cover of every supermarket tabloid. But he opts to remain in the spotlight, and burn every possible bridge while making certain that no one else will ever want to come to a team that employs Bryant.
Kobe is a great example of a manchild who should have given college a chance before taking his ridiculous talents right to the NBA. College wouldn't have helped his game; it would have helped his maturity.
Here’s hoping Kobe gets everything coming to him…and then some.