Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:he has a lot of growing up to do if he wants to regain the respect of the fans. You just don't leave your team, franchise, and city in the dust after you run across the country.
You just don't.
Then blame the organization for not building a good team and for squandering opportunities. Fans who aren't blind homers (that support the organization regardless of what they do) still support him.
Spineless leeches who are mad at the fact that he put his foot down don't really matter in the long run.
If push comes to shove, I hope that he doesn't end up stranded and have his effort wasted on an organization that only cares about the bottom line.
Just like I wouldn't like to see Magic or Kareem's careers wasted, I wouldn't want to see Kobe end up that way either.
The players make this organization great, not the other way around. No one would care about the name on the jersey if great players didn't play for it. You have to keep things in their proper perspective.
If the organization truly wants to keep Kobe and make him happy, they need to man up and add talent to help him out. At the current rate, he's going to burn himself out trying to carry this team into the playoffs every year.