Kobe Bryant: Misunderstood?

Let’s get this out of the way right now. Kobe Bryant is perhaps the most socially awkward NBA superstar we have ever seen. Nobody seems to get Kobe. At times, he says and does things that leave you scratching your head. For instance, when the Lakers won the title last year, instead of going to the podium and being in the middle of all the guys and sharing his joy with them; the joy that he had waited for so long to once again regain, the joy that his teammates helped him obtain; Kobe instead chose to stay be the side of his family (wife and kids) and give them the championship trophy (Laker fans, you saw this happen and never said a thing about it, you just swept it under the rug).  Needless to say, they had no clue what to do with the trophy. Odd right? Well it gets better. Kobe Bryant once admitted that back in high school he would miss shots or turn the bal over purposelylate in games,  in order to set himself up to shoot the game winning shot at the end.  It’s somewhat perplexing, but that’s what the great ones do, they play the game within the game. With that said, could Kobe Bryant still be somewhat misunderstood?

Cue in Lil’ Wayne’s Misunderstood:
I’m just a soul who’s intentions are good, oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood. Misunderstood, let me explain…..”

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