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Letters: Who's the real Kobe Bryant?
Letters: Who's the real Kobe Bryant?

Great piece by Bill Plaschke about Kobe ["Open Season, Dec. 17]. I'd really noticed the changes in him as well, a far more vulnerable, candid and accessible human being. And I wondered if I was the only one to appreciate it, amid a relentless din of one-dimensional dimwits on sports talk radio shows, incessantly blabbering about how "selfish" he is. I can understand how some can see him that way — he's certainly a flawed hero — but when have we last seen an athlete with such an intense devotion to improvement and to winning? A lifetime Lakers fan, it took me quite a few years to get to like and appreciate Kobe, as I always tended to side with Shaq...

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