Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers recently came out in support of Pau Gasol for some inexplicable reason. He said, “As long as I’m there, he’s going to be there.” Now I didn’t know Gasol needed support. Perhaps I’m wrong, but I don’t think real basketball games are being played. Sure there’s this Olympic allusion, but those can’t be considered real games when the USA have all the best players. So it is the offseason. Pau needs Bryant’s support in December when Mitch Kupchak is trying to trade him. So why does Kobe Bryant come out with this statement, because he’s exercising his old man filter.
Eventually everyone gets to the age where they don’t care about public perception anymore. Usually you start unknowingly offending people and limit your wardrobe to 2 pair of shoes (They also wear those tube socks with the stripes at the top). This is what’s going on with Kobe Bryant, save the 2 pair of shoes.
Kobe knows Pau Gasol is a great player, and that will help him win another championship. He also knows that Gasol is more sensitive than a newborn albino baby with a peanut allergy. So it only makes sense that Kobe would come out and support Pau. All of those things make logical sense. The weird thing is the timing. However that can be chalked up to Kobe’s old man filter.
So Kobe Bryant is fine there’s no need to go to his house and debate this on ESPN: First Take. This is just an old man embracing his swagger. And if this is any sign of what’s to come in the future. I’m going to love the last few years of Kobe’s playing career.
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