This is respect where its due, and for Kobe, its been due for a while now. Congrats Black Mamba!
Kobe Bryant, a 13-time All-Star, 4-time NBA champion and a 1-time NBA MVP and Finals MVP. What is it that this man has done in his career that has all the fans wooing and going crazy when ever he steps on the court?
Well how about establishing himself as one of the most, if not, the most clutch player in this history of the game. Whether he is 1-12, 8-20, or 0-36, he will take the last shot of the game and he will get it in. It is that killer instinct that fuels him to stick the dagger into the hearts of the opponents and to tell the crowd to sit down and be quiet (on the road).
He has been able to add four rings to his basketball records, 13 All Stars (missing All Star 2010 because of injury) and not to mention the fact that he will light up anyone that guards him. He has had over 100 40+ point games and a few 60+ point games including his 3 most famous ones, an 81 point game against the Toronto Raptors setting a record for second most points scored right after Wilt’s 100, 61 points in Madison Square Garden which set an all time record for most points in that building, and his 62 points in 3 quarters against the Dallas Mavericks which is really mind blowing!
Now he might not be as popular as LeBron in terms of media and commercials but has that stopped Kobe from achieving his goals of becoming the best he can be and win more NBA Championships? Well no, in fact, it has been an advantage for him because that way he isn’t distracted by all the cameras and flashing lights.
Kobe earning this honor is not only big for him, but big for LA and the Laker fans. The man that represents this wonderful franchise has been named player of t