With Kobe Bryant dealing with a lot of criticism as of late for his enormous contract extension ($48.5 million) while partially being blamed for scaring off star free agents and possibly hurting the team’s ability to rebuild, Sam Limon of Pure Sweat Basketball put together an incredible compilation focusing on the Los Angeles Lakers superstar’s controversial personality:
Still to this day, many people question the very essence of Kobe Bryant’s supposed deranged way of thinking involving basketball and life itself. The man cares about winning on an extreme level that deserves to be recognized and respected.
The five-time NBA champion has been criticized for many different things over the course of 19 seasons with the Lakers. Bryant isn’t the easiest personality to deal with both on and off the floor. This has rubbed some teammates, opponents and even fans the wrong way, but the results are hard to argue with.
Despite being a difficult person to deal with, the future Hall of Famer has helped lead the Lakers to five NBA titles while widely being considered one of the best players in league history.[divide]