A few superstars in the NBA have had to deal with the criticism directed at Kobe Bryant over the course of his career. Not only have Kobe’s critics been relentless, and at times quite brutal in their assessment of Bryant’s play or the way he deals with teammates, but the five-time NBA champion has had to put up with it for almost two decades.
Regardless of the constant criticism, Bryant has had one of the most successful careers in NBA history. Kobe recently took to Twitter to express how he deals with critics in a hilarious tweet:
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) August 17, 2015
On October 28, Bryant will get his 20th NBA season underway with the Los Angeles Lakers. The future Hall of Famer will attempt to end his basketball career on a high note while paving the way for future of the franchise by mentoring the likes of Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson and D’Angelo Russell.
As always, the criticism will continue even with Bryant playing in what will likely be his farewell season. Kobe, in classic form, will also continue to take all the shots from the media, fans and other players while acting accordingly. Nothing seems to distract or bother the superstar and that doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon.[divide]