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Kobe & Spike.. Give ’em an Oscar!!!

do_the_right_thingAlas, it has come, May 16, 2009, the highly anticipated Spike Lee Joint/Documentary titled, “Kobe Bryant: Doin’ Work.” I watched it.  Ok, well, I could only stand watching the first half hour of it before I began to feel my dinner coming up through my esophagus.  I did watch enough to realize what the point of the documentary was: a self-serving, public relations stunt by Kobe and Spike.  People that watched it were supposed to come out and say “Wow, Kobe is a good guy” or “Wow, Kobe is such a team player,” or “Wow, his teammates and opponents love/respect him.” Let me tell you something, I saw a superstar (give credit where it’s due) trying too hard; trying to give “constuctive criticism” to those who don’t care (i.e. Gasol and Odom).  Trying to joke around with opponents like Bruce Bowen and Kurt Thomas who seemingly don’t give two shits about him. Trying to show the world that he’s aJOrdan4-spike loved guy. Most importantly, trying to fake the funk.  Listen Kobe, word of advice: when you’re on the top, there are gonna be haters.  Who cares? You’re the best at what you do (for now at least).  We acknowledge that.  But not everyone is gonna like you. That’s the game. Love it or leave it.  You can’t call it a documentary when the main character is acting throughout the whole movie.  You’re not gonna be as loved as Lebron is. I’ve never seen Kobe give so many compliments in one game.  Am I the only one that feels this way? Am I just a cynic? As for Spike Lee, Mr. Knicks fan…what a sellout.  Kobe clowns the Knicks throughout the film and all you see is little Spike stroking the Mamba.  I’ll give it to Spike though, Mars Blackman Jordans and Mookie from Do the Right Thing, played a small part in all of our youths. Aside from that, shame, what a joke.

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  1. Seems like you’ve got a bigger agenda than Kobe. You said “I’ve never seen Kobe give so many compliments in one game.”

    Yet, he’s never been mic’d up before for an entire game. So unless you have floor seats at Staples, you’re just spouting off as an ill-informed blogger who harbors some sort of resentment at Kobe’s personality – despite never meeting him.

    Comment by Dennis | May 17, 2009 | Reply

  2. Glad someone called it like it was.

    Comment by pdiddy | May 17, 2009 | Reply

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  4. So you formed an opinion of kobe from afar, and when his personality didn’t match that – you call it fake. I live in Newport Coast and have seen kobe out and about many times, he’s one of the nicest and most approachable celebrities I’ve seen. His wife – not so much, but Kobe’s a good dude. Ask him about soccer and he’ll geek out and start rambling.

    Comment by Fletch | May 18, 2009 | Reply


    Comment by Cynthia | May 20, 2009 | Reply

  6. I Kobe loves Kobe. The LA Rapist has no class. Stern’s NEW NBA where “stars” get all of the breaks makes the LA Rapist a superstar. In real life, he can’t play D, and gets stopped much more than Jordan or Magic ever did.

    Comment by Tom | May 20, 2009 | Reply

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