NBA Champion/Sad Teen Kobe Bryant On 2011 Season: It Was A “Wasted Year Of My Life”
Kobe Bryant wants to win NBA championships. He is very unhappy when he is unable to do this. This year, his Los Angeles Lakers fell far short of an NBA championship, and wouldn't you know it - Kobe's angry. Yesterday, he looked back on the Lakers' 2010-11 season, one it's clear he'll remember for one thing: it didn't end in a championship.
Kobe spoke to reporters yesterday for his last interview of the season, and while he called the Lakers' accomplishments of the last few years "a great run," he was much less kind to this season in particular, when asked how he'd remember it:
"A wasted year of my life."
Nice and simple. And really, when it comes to basketball goals, Kobe's a simple man. He also downplayed the controversy surrounding rumors of personal turmoil between him and underperforming teammate Pau Gasol, saying, "People will reach for absolutely anything."
And he might be turning 33 later this year, but don't you dare suggest Kobe is done. When asked if he ever reflects on his career and thinks about how much time he might (or might not) have left, he emphatically denied it, and said what he really thinks about is finding ways of "shutting up those mofos who say I'm done." That's right: he dropped a "mofos." Stay out of his way, people.
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