2010 NBA Finals Game 3: Kobe Bryant Will Win Fifth Ring with Los Angeles Lakers

The mentality that "I will not lose" is hard to come by in an athlete.

What is even more rare is an athlete that believes he will not lose, but can also deliver on his word.

Kobe Bryant is one of those athletes.

Since the era of Michael Jordan, I have not seen an NBA player as clutch as Kobe Bryant.

The sheer will to win is overwhelming for opposing defenses.  When Kobe Bryant has the ball when his team needs him the most, there is no one in the NBA that truly wants to guard the Iceman.

What does it mean to have ice running through your veins?  It means there is no fear.  There is no pressure. There is no lose.

That is why Kobe Bryant is the most dangerous player in the NBA.  He will not lose when it comes to winning championships.

So I am going to go out on a limb and say, Kobe Bryant will win his fifth NBA championship ring with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Even if the Boston Celtics manage to pull away and gain the upperhand with a 3-1 lead in the series, Kobe Bryant's will to win is unbreakable.

In this series there are many matchups that are intriguing: Pau Gasol against Kendrick Perkins, Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom against KG, Ron Artest against Paul Pierce, and Derek Fisher against Rajon Rondo.

These are important matchups, no doubt, but Kobe Bryant has the opportunity to win his fifth NBA championship ring. In my mind, that is the most important thing to consider in this series against the Celtics.

And knowing in his mind that he did not get the job done the last time his Los Angeles Lakers met the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals in 2008, is enough for me to guarantee Kobe will not allow his team to lose again.

If you have ever seen Kobe Bryant play this year, I'm sure you already know he does so much more for his Lakers than score a ridiculous amount of points.


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