2011 NBA Playoffs: 5 Reasons Why Kobe Bryant Has so Many Haters
You can go around and talk to everyone outside of Los Angeles and different people will give different reasons of why they dislike Kobe Bryant.
I've heard everything from he's arrogant to he stole Michael Jordan's game. Everyone has their different reasons and opinions about Kobe Bryant.
Here are five reasons why Mamba has so many haters.
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Remember the Gatorade commercial Be like Mike? Well most kids growing up in that era wanted to do just that.
Kobe Bryant watched Michael Jordan and he became more like Mike than any one else on the planet.
Which turned out to be a very good thing for him. $100 million dollars and five NBA titles later I would say good decision by Kobe.
Unfortunately, in a land of supporters there is also haters who refuse to let go of what MJ did and no matter what will always hate Kobe for it.
He's a Heart-Breaker
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Most people won't admit it but Kobe will allow you to get your hopes high and then as soon as you do he slams the door in your face.
In the last decade, no one has slapped so many cities in the face and ripped out as many hearts as the Black Mamba.
There are fans and players right now still thinking what could have been if it wasn't for Kobe.
With Success Comes Jealousy
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The hardest thing to do is to get someone to admit that they are jealous. There is an old saying, "if it walks like a duck," well you get the point.
A lot of Kobe's haters don't like him because of plain jealousy. Can you blame them? He's awesome at basketball, and he lives in sunny Southern California.
He has a beautiful wife, he plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, he makes six figures per game and to make things worse he doesn't care how you feel about it.
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Everyone talks about how much Kobe rode Shaq to three titles, but fail to mention how important Bryant was to those championship runs.
Plenty of Kobe-haters still blame him for the "Big Title Chaser" being shipped out of L.A.
He Gets Things Done
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Bottom line is you can't step on as many throats as he has and not have a few haters. All the greats who have come and gone know this.
People call it arrogance but I call it not letting haters stop you from doing what it is that you do. Unfortunately for Kobe-haters he wins championships, signs big contracts and lives an awesome life.
No need to hate on him, it's just what he does.