The are MEDIA.
Not Kobe's personal propagandist.
If ANYTHING, Kobe is getting off light, he's mostly just getting made fun of but no ones really calling it what it is. One of the worst players in the league is using up 29% of his teams possession.
If any other player did this, they would drag him off the court kicking and screaming.
yeah but show me the one he hit right before that.
The wild thing for me is his aim is off. I mean he airballs like he was back in Utah...
but, he still gets decent lift most on shots, but his aim is off. Like, the muscle memory of depth and distance is gone. Like, Tiger Woods. These guys had the upmost elite aiming and accuracy, but then, injuries and accumulated time spent away from the court/fairway...you lose that talent. I see Kobe miss bunnies these days. He elevates, but the aiming is off. That's one of the things that hurts me the most to see as a fan.
People judge how hard it is for him to let go of who and what he was. Very few can ever say they were the best of their era, in the world. To be recognized by their peers as the current best. Or to know everytime you went out to do whatever it is that you do, that there is no one better. That is hard to let go of. I keep hearing all the, well I wish he could be like a paul pierce and Tim Duncan/Dirk. That's damn near blasphemous. As good as they are, with as many accolades as Tim has, They have never once felt that light that kobe had. They climbed high, but they never stood at the very top and looked down on everyone. Kobe had a lot of things he took from Mikes game, but dude was another one of those once in a lifetime talents. He, maybe more than anyone, showed the importance of hard work and honing your craft.