Update: Per L.A. Times request, we’ve removed the picture from the shoot. To see the images that are being discussed, please click here.
I’m sure Lakers fans have defended Kobe Bryant throughout his whole career.
“Kobe Haters”, tend to lean on the fact that he is lucky, instead of well-prepared, old instead of injured, and arrogant, instead of confident.
All those arguments, or words of hate, can be easily defended by the loyal Kobe supporter.
Unfortunately, in this situation, it’s not worth it.
Kobe Bryant in the most recent edition of LA times magazine, is shown modeling some high priced white outfits. Including, a basic white t-shirt for $285, and a sleeveless jacket worth about $1,080.
However, the most awkward “accessory” of them all is a Damir Doma hooded scarf with braid detail priced at $695. Posing for the camera to what can only be described as, his best Virgin Mary impression.
A day after the Game 1 win against Utah, Lakers point guard, Derek Fisher was shown the photos.
“Are these real? Fisher said. He followed by saying, “Guess things are better in LA if you guys are asking me about Kobe’s pictures instead of how poorly we are playing”
Ron Artest was asked his thoughts and responded, “Kobe can do what he wants. He’s a star”, but can Ron Artest really comment on wardrobe? He showed up to the Jimmy Kimmel Show in November with nothing but blue boxers on.
The only defense for Kobe is, he most definitely got paid a whole lot of money to throw on some overly expensive white garments on for a hour or two.
Kobe didn’t defend the pictures he simply stated, “they are a little to artsy”, and to the people who don’t like the photos Kobe responded, “I don’t give a (crap).”
Now to the Kobe haters that response is arrogant, To the Kobe supporters…
That’s simply confidence.
Check out more of the photo shoot, and the interesting conversation Tom Murray had with Kobe here