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TOPIC: Kobe Bryant-Legend

Kobe Bryant-Legend 07 Apr 2016 14:31 #9457

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www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/...-bryants-final-games

As the illustrious career of an all-time great comes to a close, we sit back and let nostalgia perform its magic. The storied career of the one and only Kobe Bryant began its final chapter on its 20th season.

In 1996, a young, athletic teenager made his debut for the Los Angeles Lakers and for twenty seasons did nothing but amazes his viewers, defeat his competitors and solidify his place in the history of the game. Kobe Bryant, at the ripe age of seventeen, had fire and determination in his eyes. The kind of attributes that helped him stands out from the rest. Bryant had a burning passion for the game, more specifically, to be the best the game has ever seen.

In his rookie season, the young man out of Lower Merion High School showed Laker nation what they were going to be in store for. He became an overnight sensation in the city of angels with his flash and his will to be the best.

Kobe, for the next 20 seasons, would not only becomes the greatest Laker of all time, but establish himself as one of the greatest to ever play the game of basketball.

His accomplishments speak for themselves:
• 5× NBA champion (2000–2002, 2009–2010)
• 2× NBA Finals MVP (2009–2010)
• NBA Most Valuable Player (2008)
• 18× NBA All-Star (1998, 2000–2016)
• 4× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2002, 2007, 2009, 2011)
• 11× All-NBA First Team (2002–2004, 2006–2013)
• 2× All-NBA Second Team (2000–2001)
• 2× All-NBA Third Team (1999, 2005)
• 9× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2000, 2003–2004, 2006–2011)
• 3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2001–2002, 2012)
• 2× NBA scoring champion (2006–2007)
• NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (1997)
• NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1997)
• Los Angeles Lakers all-time leading scorer
• Naismith Prep Player of the Year (1996)

(Facts gathered across the web.)

Kobe, the game will never be the same without you in it.
Your peers will miss you, your teammates will miss you, your enemies will miss you and your city will miss you.

On April 13, 2016 there will be only one way to say goodbye to you.
Thank you, Mamba.
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Kobe Bryant-Legend 08 Apr 2016 10:27 #9459

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Aram, I love how you wrote about the legendary Kobe Bryant. Kobe has been in my life ever since I was born in 1995. He was the big man to talk about when Michael Jordan started to slowly end his career. I mean I know Shaq and Kobe was the team to look at, but Kobe damn I am speechless. Kobe Bryant had started just with the number eight and now he stands and will retire with the number 24. What you said, “Kobe the game will never be the same without you in it.” I truly agree and I am sure millions of others people would agree on the same terms.
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Kobe Bryant-Legend 24 Apr 2016 12:53 #9547

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He will forever be missed. There's no one in the NBA in his era that has globally influenced the game. We see kids from everywhere releasing the ball behind the three-point-line and yelling "kobe!". The love and respect the man has for the game is unquestionable. The same goes for the love and respect the fans (even rivals) have for him. He will be missed.
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