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NBA, Overseas / Aug 6, 2012 / 11:00 am

Why Kobe Bryant Will Never Finish His Career In Europe

Kobe Bryant

There isn’t a run in the world Kobe Bryant won’t play in. Like any NBA superstar since 1992 — the date essentially cited in this summer of Dream Team nostalgia as the launch point for the game’s global and commercial awareness — his fame can get him into any game, anywhere, anytime. The ads Nike released during the lockout last summer, showing NBA stars getting burn in church leagues and hipster pickup games in Brooklyn, fulfill the pipe dream of any fan who’s wanted to play the very best. With Bryant there’s a sense it’s not all that far-fetched. Having unchecked access, however, isn’t the same as needing to, the same as how having an almost ideal option doesn’t mean it’s the right one. Read More »