Love him or hate him, Kobe Bryant seems to be that dude that can reach in his bag of tricks and pull out something amazing. Anyone one with thousands of sites and blogs dedicated to his demise must be doing something right, right? This L.A. Laker perennial All-Star pulled off a ridiculous shot last week against Duane Wade (clip below), so I figured that you gotta give a player his due when he gets it in – and season after season, Kobe Bryant has lifted the NBA out of the ‘Jordan-less’ era, and I am sure that David Stern isn’t complaining with the revenue the league is bringing in.
So here is some Kobe Bryant fan art that shows off his athleticism and that smile that is warming to some on the West Coast, but is hated by most.
These NBA playoffs have been very entertaining; with Kobe, LeBron, Carmelo, Wade, Howard – they have really shown why the NBA is the jealous pretty girl that the NHL envies. Even though the NBA and advertisers alike would have preferred to see a Kobe vs LeBron matchup, Dwight Howard and the Magic have provided some exciting games – with most games being decided in overtime by a handful of points. So why not give some light to the underdogs? Hopefully, they will find their way to the basket and stretch this series to 7 and beat Kobe (you can tell I am biased … somewhat).
2 is to 1 as one is to next inline to take over the ‘number one spot'; all of the analogies, with all things being equal in the universe, should over time, take over the number one spot from the current occupier in their respective field. So really it comes down to ‘how’ that change will happen; will it be a hostile takeover? Will the number one’s relevance diminish over time? Or will the number one bow out before they are still on top? When dealing with sports and entertainment; both are in the public eye, but the changes are very different – with sports figures usually going out on top to cement their legacy, and with entertainers they usually stay in the schoolyard too long; kinda like a College kid still hanging out around their High School – it just looks off.
So here are some examples of number 2’s hovering/vying for that number one spot:
Regardless if it is an R&B singer trying to overstep her boundaries, a manufactured pop tart trying to overtake an established pop tart, a great ball player challenging an olympic and multi NBA championship-winning player, or teeny rappers fighting over who gets the most adoration … eventually we all have to learn when to bow out and move on to another chapter in our lives. Unfortunately with these examples, they probably will stick around High School well past until they are finished College, lol.
Some of the best NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Competition dunks captured by the lens
Self-explanatory post, no real setup for this – but I will say this, that the Photography lens captures something more than video can ever will, as a thousand words, thoughts, and inspirations can be conjured up by looking at these photos were talented athletes such as Vince Carter, Dwight Howard, and Michael Jordan refined space – and its limits.
I guess that was the ‘setup’ I was referring to, anyhow, the 2009 NBA All-Star weekend approaches, and here are the top picks for the Best Slam Dunks of All time (according to yours truly).