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The scrimmages are over, practices are done for awhile, now Kobe returns to Los Angeles to once again face his every day life which has become very unordinary.
Judging from the dead silence on the NBA scene minus the ref scandal, many Laker fans have begun to assume that the dream to finally have KG on the Lakers is near death and if it indeed is then one person is the key.
No one can truly gauge what Kobe is thinking right now because he doesn’t have his puppet Ric Bucher speaking for him anymore, so we can only go off what he’s said and done recently. If he has begun to submit to the assumption that he will be a Laker for at least another year then he and he alone can insure is long term happiness.
Very few people in the league have the passion and heart that Kobe does, and one of those few is Kevin Garnett who is in a much darker situation than Kobe. Never made it to the Finals, 3 straight seasons with no playoffs, a Front Office even more inept than the Lakers wonder team of Kupchak and Jim Buss.
Only Kobe can talk to KG and tell him that it’s time for him to cement his place as one of the elite talents of the High School draft era of the NBA and alongside Kobe they can dominate the Western Conference.
As loyal as he is to the organization that drafted him, KG knows he’s being used but no reporter will be able to show him that, no coach, General Manager, or legendary retired player will show him that, only someone who has been down the same path can, Kobe has the passion, Kobe feels the betrayal, but will he realize that he can be the ultimate catalyst to what it is that he sorely wants?