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Monday, July 21, 2003

Newsweek Kobe Piece

Who is the real Kobe Bryant? Newsweek has a rather dark answer to that question. It looks like the press may be turning on him here, and I would counsel, once again, for not assuming anything either way. An excerpt:

"Bryant’s tendency to isolate himself (coupled with his tendency to hog the ball) is strangely at odds with his public persona as the squeaky-clean Laker who speaks Italian and is faultlessly polite to everyone from reporters to hangers-on. But being a loner hasn’t endeared him to his teammates, and he’s had numerous run-ins with coach Phil Jackson, who’s criticized him in the press for a lack of maturity and an 'all about me' attitude. The alienation doesn’t end at the locker-room door: after marrying an 18-year-old high-school student in April 2001, Bryant became temporarily estranged from his parents and two older sisters, who quickly moved back to their hometown of Philadelphia in a show of protest. 'His family did not at all approve of the marriage,' says a friend of Bryant’s."

Everyone has had some sort of personal issues or conflicts with family in the past. This has nothing to do with whether he is a rapist.

Meanwhile, the smearing of the accuser is well under way with the revelation that she overdosed on pills two months ago, according to a friend. This is going to get really ugly, I'm afraid.