When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: Kobe Bryant Edition

Posted: July 10, 2014 in Basketball, Sports, Uncategorized
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Kobe Bryant signs a $48.5 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers, despite the fact he was still recovering from a devastating Achilles injury the previous season.  People around the league criticize him for not taking a “hometown discount”, allowing the team some flexibility in the future to sign quality players.  But Kobe wanted to keep it real.


Instead of taking the proper time to heal his Achilles injury, Kobe wanted to keep it real.  Bryant rushes back to a flawed Lakers team that has very little chance to compete in the Western Conference.  Whether or not it was related to his Achilles injury, Kobe injures his knee and is forced to miss the rest of the season.


Fast-forward to today.  Kobe is coming off of two very serious injuries in a year’s time and is the highest-paid player in the league.  He is calling press conferences to let people know that he wants to play with players that the Lakers cannot afford and a coach that no one else really cares about.

Kobe Bryant.  Once the best player in the league.  Now a sparkling example of when keeping it real goes wrong.




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