Kobe Bryant: 5 Ways the Lakers Star Can Satisfy His Hoops Fix in the States
Kobe Bryant loves basketball—there is no doubt about it.
In fact, he stated that he has no idea what he would do without the game.
Now that the NBA is facing a lockout, Bryant will have to discover life without his passion.
Fortunately, however, there are still ways in which Bryant can continue to pursue what he loves, whether it’s playing basketball, teaching it or even rapping about it.
1. League Pick-Up Games
Recently, Kobe Bryant made an appearance in a Drew League basketball game.
Bryant showed fans that he can still dominate as he scored 45 points and hit a buzzer beater to win the game.
Bryant should continue playing in these summer games, not only because it satisfies his desire to play the game that he loves, but it also clearly excites his fans.
2. Statewide Tour
Bryant was asked by Drew League commissioner Dino Smiley to play in an exhibition game against Kevin Durant and Washington’s Goodman League.
Unfortunately, Bryant declined.
Of course, Bryant needs to rest for next season, but he still needs to find a way to play the game without the threat of being injured.
So, I’ve found a solution: a statewide tour. Yes, it sounds strange.
However, by touring the states and appearing in random gyms, Bryant will not only satisfy his hoops fix by playing, but he’ll avoid injury by playing against inferior competition.
The fans win, too, as they would get to see one of the greatest players of all time play in their hometown.
After a disappointing end to the season in the 2011 NBA Playoffs, Kobe Bryant is probably hungrier than ever to win an NBA title.
Bryant should practice so that he is ready to dominate next season, and by doing so, he’ll surely keep himself happy by playing basketball.
This summer, Kobe Bryant hosted a summer youth basketball camp.
Teaching young basketball players the X’s and O’s of the game will surely allow Bryant to stay in touch with the game.
Kobe Bryant can definitely satisfy his hoops fix without actually touching a basketball.
In a previous article, I mentioned Bryant’s infamous rap song, K.O.B.E. featuring Tyra Banks.
Although Bryant clearly isn’t adept at rapping, it would be entertaining to hear him spit rhymes about his dearest passion: basketball.
Who knows, maybe he could collaborate with his Laker teammate and rapper, Ron Artest.
Now, that would be entertaining.