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Kobe Bryant: A Hero By Definition

Published by on June 9, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Buddha. Moses. Jesus Christ. Kobe Bryant?

When Kobe Bryant came into the NBA, he wasn't your average high-school player.

Then-Laker General Manager Jerry West called Bryant the most talented player he'd seen.

But very quickly, Kobe became one of the most hated players in the league. Rumors of him being a “ballhog” and “uncoachable” leaked quickly out of the Lakers locker room.

And jealousy abounded from the other massive talent on that team, Shaquille O'Neal.

Kobe ended up being successful by winning three NBA titles en route to unseating a retired Michael Jordan to become the best guard in the league.

The on-court success tells only part of Kobe...

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