..A sure shoe in for the Hall Of Famer, Kobe has been known to put up a lot of shots…Guess you can nominate “Bean” as the new mayor of “Brick” City

History was made as the Los Angeles Lakers were defeated by the Memphis Grizzlies 107-102. The Lakers fell to a disappointing 1-6 record as Kobe finished the game with 28 points. Kobe’s 28 point performance came through a tough shooting outing as he went 10 for 26. One of the misses which puts a emphasis on how competitive and point hungry Kobe is, came with roughly 6 mins left in the 4th quarter, in which he officially surpassed NBA Hall Of Famer John Havlicek for the most missed field goals all time with 13,418 missed shot attempts. Talk about letting it fly with no remorse, the Black Mamba sure knows how to dial it up while falling short to connect from the perimeter.

 

As disappointing of a feat it is to the Black Mamba, he joins himself in a worthy class individuals never took the time to realized. Havlicek was a scoring machine who often was the 6th man for the Boston Celtics dynasty, in which led to 8 titles he proudly can flaunt in his Hall Of Fame career. Ever since the Bean joined the NBA in 1996, the Philly standout won 5 NBA championships, played in 16 NBA All Star games, was named All NBA First Team 11 times while dropping enough buckets to become the Lakers all time leading scorer in franchise history. Not bad for a kid who skipped living the college life to follow the footsteps of his father right after he got his high school diploma. As the legacy of Kobe continues to live on, NBA fans should be cherishing the preliminary final stages of greatness, as he’s arguably being labeled as the “second coming of Jordan”. The competitiveness, passion, intensity and fire are just rare qualities that makes Kobe a special NBA player that will go down as one of the greatest to ever do it. Let it fly, KOBE! Let It fly!

Omari feels like Kobe’s legacy will be talked about for generations to come. Despite the shots and bricks he put up, his resume will do all the making up and shutting up to the critiques who feel otherwise.

-Omari White (@SmooveGuyO)