NBA star Kobe Bryant retired last week. Although the Lakers had a horrible year and didn’t make the playoffs,Kobe went out with a bang. He scored 60 points in his final game. It was very impressive for a 37 year old man with diminishing skills. As a kid I was a big Laker fan. I watched the Lakers win five championships during the “showtime era”. Although as a kid I liked Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Magic Johnson,I never cared for Kobe. He was an amazing athlete but I saw him as a ballhog that never passed the ball enough. Kobe always seemed aloof and standoffish to me. He also didn’t seem too involved with black culture and lacked a black identity.
I loved when football icon Jim Brown called him out a few years ago on Arsenio. I loved watching how Arsenio squirmed in his seat. Since he’s a big fan of Kobe and such an ass kisser. But Brown was correct. Kobe lacks a cultural identity and no real connection to black people. I remember when he marred his teenage wife Vanessa,his parents were against it. I don’t blame him. This Mexican woman brought nothing to the table and Kobe didn’t want a prenuptial agreement either. That’s when I knew this man was a damn fool! She has two kids with him so when she leaves his ass she’ll will take a huge load of cash with her. And she will take that wealth back to her community. When will these dumb black athletes wake up? Why do they keep marrying these non black women? All they do is use these brothers for their money.
And of course back in 2003 he was accused of raping a white woman. There was a lot of hype over this case. It seemed like it would be another OJ Simpson type of case. But she was paid off so we never got to see a big trial. I don’t know if Kobe raped her or maybe he was set up. But either way it did damage to his career. But he won another championship and…all was forgiven. After winning another ring he was back in good graces with his fans. But Kobe proved that he is just another black buffoon. He is not anyone for black children to admire.
Just like his idol Michael Jordan in many ways. Neither one feels they owe black people anything. Blacks have made them millionaires but they don’t speak out on our behalf. They think people should be seen as individuals. They are both apolitical too. And they both have children with Latina wives. Making sure that their wealth will go to other races. So long Kobe! You wont be missed.