How many of you picked up Call Of Duty: Black Ops? Did that commercial that Kobe was in entice you to buy the game? Although Kobe had 2 seconds of screen time, it tempted me enough to think about buying the game.
Speaking of the ad, there is someone among us that is totally against it. Not among us fans, but among us in the sporting world; the media. You might have seen this man on the ESPN program “First Take.” Many of you know him as Skip Bayless.
This man seemed to be a hero to Laker fans because of his endless arguments of how LeBron is a “Prince” and will never surpass Kobe. He put the heat on LeBron after his elimination in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Magic and you really don’t want to know what he said about LeBron after being eliminated by the Celtics. This man would talk about LeBron whether he was the subject of the matter or not.
Lately, all that turned around for Laker fans which means LeBron is catching a break. Apparently, Mr. Bayless here thinks that Kobe’s Black Ops ad “crossed the line.” Elaborating on his point, he goes on to argue “Does Kobe Bryant really need this money, this badly? Doesn’t he have a couple of daughters, last time I checked? He is smiling while wielding an assault rifle in combat, while we have troops overseas at this moment, doing the same thing for real!”
It seems that Skip doesn’t have anything important to talk about in the sporting world so he decided to change the subject to video games. Regarding what he said, Laker fans can argue against the point because all Kobe was doing was have some fun and you could see that with the smile on his face (just as Skip said). He said that he demands Kobe to be disciplined by the NBA for his participation in the ad. So now he is running for David Stern’s job? This comment will surely spark a lot of hate from Laker fans. Mr. Bayless, brace yourself.
Skip is just being melodramatic. Is he trying to use this ad to make himself look like a good guy and make Kobe look like the bad guy? Maybe he’s just jealous of him cause Kobe got to be in a Call Of Duty ad and he didn’t. Under all that hate that we call Skip Bayless, maybe he has a softer side for the athletes and he’s a big Call Of Duty fan… wait, who are we kidding?