I’ve been a fan of the Lakers all my life, and a fan of Kobe Bryant since he came to the Lakers. I’ve enjoyed his many years of play for my team. I’ve found incredible happiness as I watched Kobe, Shaq and the Lakers Three-Peat at the beginning of the decade, and was sorry that team had to be broken up.
I’ve endured the many hardships since, especially watching Kobe’s personal problems. However, more important than any of the bickering that’s gone on between Kobe and Shaq, more important than the legal troubles Kobe’s been in, he’s given sports fans thrills galore.
We can never really be a part of Kobe’s personal world, but we get to share a little in his public world. Where that sharing is actually an invasion of Kobe’s privacy, I call it abhorrent. Where it’s a sharing of his exploits on the court, I call it wondrous.
Hopefully the Lakers will win it all this year, but even if they don’t, Kobe has given Lakers fans all the entertainment their dollars deserve, and the hope of a championship every year he laces up his sneakers for Los Angeles.
Following is a slideshow of 50 images, including this one, detailing the many reasons why Kobe Bryant is a Sports God.