Have We Already Reached The Stage Of Retirement Where Kobe Starts Referencing His Past Performances?
Say it ain't so Kobe, say it ain't so. At least wait until your literally retired, instead of just figuratively retired, before you start plugging prior achievements. This is like when your grandfather starts a story with "way back when I was a kid", and finishes it by glorifying all his high school track meets. Granted, Kobe played in the NBA and he DID drop 81 points in game. Still, we don't need him to hold our hand and take us for a run back down memory lane when we just spent the last 20 years walking down it with him. He is still playing professional basketball, and quite frankly, I would appreciative it if he would focus on doing that a little better, instead of talking about all the times he did it the best. We can reminisce when your playing days are over, and trust me we will, but for now just try to give one more vintage Kobe performance. You know, instead of talking about how it looked like you might give us a vintage Kobe performance for a minute or two.
I don't want to be here. I have too much respect for what Kobe accomplished over the course of his career to sit here and listen to 'The Black Mamba' sit here and tell us what he accomplished over the course of his career. It's only been two fairly underwhelming games since he announced this was his last season. I'm already watching a relatively broken man try desperately to hold on to his past, I don't want to hear him try desperately to hold on to his past as well. It hurts my soul to listen Kobe shamelessly promote his own highlight tapes. We were there man, and just once, for old time's sake, we want you to take us there again, just not with a verbal account of the past like a 30-year old man rattling off his Pop Warner stats.