Apr 14, 2016
I'm trying really hard not to be a hater. Kobe Bryant is a great player. His accomplishments are obvious and great. That said, the wash, rinse, repeat retirement tour that we've come to accept in professional sports felt misused on Bryant. If there was ever a guy who should have walked away more quietly it was Kobe Bryant.
I discuss that at length, hopefully without being unfair to Bryant and the great things he's done. Still, I think we need to have a talk about authenticity and magic and sports coverage in the wake of it all.