Kobe Bryant: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Kobe Bryant may very well be the most polarizing figure in sports. Few NBA fans have no opinion on him and for the majority that do, the opinions are accompanied with considerable passion. Few have fit the idiom "love him or hate him" better than the Black Mamba. 

As a result there's a kind of mentality which surrounds him. Whether in attacking or defending him, passion trumps reason and most perceptions of him end up being skewed. Here's the true portrait of Kobe Bryant, the man, the myth and the legend. Since I won't be agreeing wholesale with either side, I imagine I'll end up offending everyone. 

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