KOBE CAME OUT OF A HIGH SCHOOL IN PENNSYLVANIA
TO PLAY IN THE NBA 20 YEARS AGO.
CHRIS AND I WENT TO THE FIRST LAKERS GAME
THAT KOBE PLAYED IN . . . AND DECIDED
TO SEE HIM FOR THE LAST TIME.
I USED TO LIKE THE LAKERS.
MAGIC, KAREEM, WORTHY, ETC.
KOBE, MR. ARROGANT.
ESPECIALLY WHEN HE WAS ON TRIAL FOR RAPING
A NURSE WHEN HE WAS IN REHAB IN COLORADO FOR HIS KNEE.
HE SAID, SHE SAID.
KOBE GOT OFF. LOST HIS MANY ENDORSEMENTS.
WHEN SHAQUILLE ONEIL WAS ON HIS TEAM, AND WON
CHAMPIONSHIPS, KOBE SAID,
"IT'S ME OR HIM."
LAKERES KEPT KOBE.
THE LAKERS FANS ARE THE ABSOLUTE WORST
IN THE ENTIRE LEAGUE!
THEY DON'T COME FROM LA TO SUPPORT,
THEY'RE LOCAL, AND WEAR LAKERS GEAR.
AND THEN 2 DAYS LATER, THEY CHANGE TO WARRIOR GEAR!
THE JAZZ ALSO HONORED ANDREI KIRILINKO.
HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE JAZZ FOR 10 YEARS.
I LOVE THIS PICTURE OF ANDREI WITH GAIL MILLER.
This was Kobe's worst game ever as a pro!
He only scored 5 points!
The Lakers are just awful!!! They've only won 15 games this year!
They can't get decent players, because Kobe's contract
this year is worth 25 million dollars!!!
Also, worst Lakers lost EVER!!!
Jazz won by 48 points...and once, they were ahead by 53!!!
Loved the blossoms in the dark!
(Waiting for Chris)
In January, Kobe Bryant was whimsically talking to his former teammate Rick Fox about his upcoming retirement and lamented the fact that he has never gone skiing before. Perhaps hearing about the absence of skiing in Bryant's life, the Utah Jazz presented the Los Angeles Lakers star with a number of ski-themed retirement gifts on Monday.
Before Bryant played his final game in Utah (one of the final nine games of his career), the Jazz gave him a season pass to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort and a pair of skis and custom fitting from Salomon. They also gave Bryant several more outdoorsy themed gifts:
A VIP experience for Kobe's family at
the park of their choice
A framed picture of Arches National Park
An annual pass to the Utah State Parks
A season pass to Snowbird Ski and
A pair of skis and custom fitting
While other teams may have given Bryant some unique gifts, the Jazz clearly went outside the box and gifted the Lakers star an experience that he'll probably remember for the rest of his life. These are actual gifts Bryant may use, instead of the pieces of memorabilia other teams gave him which may just end up somewhere in his house. And now, thanks to the Jazz, Bryant can go skiing, something he has been looking forward to doing once he retires.