Re: NBA: Every Rose has its thorns
I can't help but notice that everyone is talking about what were Kobe's intentions in signing that deal, but I haven't heard anyone talk about what I find the most obvious (to me, anyway.)
Kobe is not really about the rings at this point, although he'd like another ring or two if possible. He's been listening to the digs that Jordan has given him, and he takes those personally. He knows he has been and will forever be compared to Jordan, and I think he's found the way to distance himself in his mind. If he stays healthy and gets going early enough this season, he will surpass Jordan on the scoring list. If he can put together a few more years, he will have a shot to be the all-time leading scorer. Then, he believes he will have that to hang his hat on.
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