- Jun 3, 2014
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I think the most painful thing about the Lakers this season isn't watching Kobe struggle, it's listening to how people think he should be taken out back and put down like some old horse. I want him to have a farewell lap, I love that the organization embraces him for the legacy he leaves, and I just want him to finish out a season standing on two feet. Even losing, having Kobe as a mentor for the entire season (as well as Meta) will benefit these young guys more than any of the haters even realize.
Lakers don't tank. It's not in our DNA. It sends the wrong message to players about what kind of organization you are. Do the Lakers have a huge ego? Damn straight. Lot of pride too. I'm sure that's what makes their fall so delicious to those that hate them. It's very interesting, people's opinions of Kobe who aren't Los Angelinos. I guess it's the same sort of derision I have for LeBron, or anyone ever associated with the Celtics. As for Kobe being overrated? A few years back, there wasn't a team in the league who wouldn't have chewed off their left testicle to have him. Quit pretending he was just some average player.
Do not misunderstand what I say about Kobe.
When I say that it is painful to see him play this way this (last) season it is because I find that its current performances are not up to the end of career that this outstanding player deserves.
I know who he was. I know who he is.
And I don't want to see him on the bench.