Athletes and media go hand in hand; they do something wrong, they are vilified for it and when they do something breathtaking? The media are leached on their nuts until they mess up again.
There is no middle ground.
Kobe Bryant has some of the best playoff quotes to date, he’s being honest and I’m loving it!
Just take this quote he told Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski after the Los Angeles Lakers won Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals:
“I don’t give a [expletive] what you say. If I go out there and miss game winners, and people say, ‘Kobe choked, or Kobe is seven for whatever in pressure situations.’ Well, [expletive] you. Because I don’t play for your [expletive] approval. I play for my own love and enjoyment of the game. And to win. That’s what I play for. Most of the time, when guys feel the pressure, they’re worried about what people might say about them. I don’t have that fear, and it enables me to forget bad plays and to take shots and play my game.”
I’m with Kobe 110% on this one. Just with most critics in life — whatever the profession may be — they tend to think their opinion is more important and should be the qualifying factor in what deems a person’s self-worth.
Lebron James could learn a lot from this Kobe Bryant quote.
Who cares what the media and bloggers think of their performance? At the end of the day, they are living out the dream that many of us just fantasize about.