I was a Bryant backer until he wore the Dodgers cap while at the NLCS last season. That was when I decided I had had it with him.
Agreed, he is a solid player and since a local product wish he was more connected with his roots and Philadelphia. He could have worn any other hat that day but chose to wear LAD and speak in support of the Dodgers over the Phils.
YouTube - Kobe Bryant Responds To Dodgers Game 2 Win In NLCS
He was born in Philly, but his family didn't settle in the Philly area until the early '90s after his dad's basketball career ended. Kobe didn't grow up in the Philly area, and he doesn't have Philly roots.
In fact, he's been living in LA longer than he ever lived in the Philly burbs, so go figure, he's a Dodgers fan.
Get over it.
By the way, this is no different than Donovan McNabb rooting for the Phils over the Cubs, but you'd probably get mad if Donovan wore a Cubs hat -- am I warm?
Yeah, you're probably right. He's just a jerk who hates Philly for no reason. He roots for the teams that Philly teams are playing against just because he hates Philly so much.
Consider this: He's been a Laker and living in LA for 11+ years now, which is longer than he ever lived in the Philly area. He's the face of the Lakers franchise. Why shouldn't he root for other LA teams? We expect all Philly athletes to root for the other Philly teams, so why shouldn't LA fans expect the same of their athletes? (And please don't say, "What LA fans?")
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Bryant is the second best player in the NBA. #1 = Allen Iverson.
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Kobe's a punk!!!!!!!!!
There was that time he thought he was entitled to buttsecks with that hotel employee in Denver.
That day he wore the dodgers cap he told reporters he was a mets fan.
Somehow i don't think it has anything to do with the dodgers...or the mets
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Kobe Bryant's always pissed me off for some reason.
I'm sure I'm not alone in that assessment.
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(I was being sarcastic.)
Dude, if you think he was completely innocent, you're crazy.
The girl decided she didn't want to testify in the criminal case because he bought her silence.
She proceeded with the civil case and would have testified had they not settled.
It's hard to make the charges stick if the victim refuses to cooperate. It's not like the prosecutor decided that the victim's story wasn't credible.