Scoop writes one of the best articles about Kobe Bryant ever. Oh, and haters… hate on, please.
ESPN: Hello, my name is Hate. I’ve been around for a long time. Thanks for creating me.
I’m here today to talk about Kobe Bryant. Yeah, you know, that dude. The one who keeps me alive, simply because of the way so many of you feel about him. You see, there’s hate, and then there’s the way millions feel about him. There’s animosity, jealousy, anger … and then there’s the way so many of you feel about him. And now that the conversation has come to the forefront — about his place in history if he wins Championship No. 4 — I have returned with a vengeance.
So many people are rooting against the Lakers just because of Kobe. Maybe that’s just what Kobe wants?
Yeah me, Hate — I’m back. And it seems, thanks to you, I’m stronger than ever.
The funny thing about me is, my existence has nothing to do with basketball when it comes to Kobe Bryant. When people say they are rooting for the Magic strictly based on their hate for Kobe, or they just don’t want the Lakers to win because of their hate for Kobe, 99.9 percent of the time basketball is not the reason.
It’s his attitude — he’s arrogant and smug. He’s selfish. He’s phony. He thinks he’s better than everyone.
The Colorado incident comes up — it sits in the back of people’s minds like a trump card in Bid Whist. The breakup of the Lakers dynasty? Blamed on him. Sides are still being chosen. Shaq comes up. Love him, hate the other. People have even said they like LeBron’s Nike puppet more than Kobe’s.
Now that’s hate. That’s me on a whole ‘nother level.
Lemme breathe. Ahhhhhh. Feels good.