Well, Lakers fans, when it comes to Kobe's finale, I guess we can sum it all up with the words of Toby Keith's hit song: "I ain't as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was."
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "Do what you feel in your heart to be right — for you'll be criticized anyway." Kobe's detractors always said he shot too much. But without that constant competitive fire in his heart, there wouldn't be that incredible game Wednesday, and also five fewer banners on Staples Center's wall.
Thank you for always going with your heart, Kobe. Despite another trying season, we still somehow all...