We, as in Americans, better appreciate everything about Kobe and accept the flaws and all just like his wife because if we don’t love him and put up with with the occasional “Kobe Please” moment then he could always go to China where he is worshiped by a following bigger than Scientology and recruit an army that only weapons of mass destruction could stop.
I’m looking at this picture of Kobe aka “Little Fly Warrior” on tour in China in complete awe and fear. The man has tens of thousands of fans with phones raised in the air looking like a Libyan leader in front of his rebels. I’m not even sure if Michael Jordan had this type of following in China. Kobe seems to have reach Michael Jackson status there with women and men crying. You don’t think the men love Kobe too? Look at this picture of an injured Kobe walking into a game in the United States and don’t tell me that fan doesn’t have an ”I Heart Kobe” T-Shirt. Actually I think this photo is one of the rare moments of love-at-first-sight caught on film.
Need more proof of China’s obsession of Kobe and Kobe’s mission to control them? Did you know in 2008 before Kobe crushed their Olympic team he had a reality show called “Kobe Mentu” which translates to “Kobe’s Disciples” The show, produced by Nike, was about Chinese players that competed to win a chance to come to the USA and become a “disciple.”
He makes exclusive commercials in China telling them what to drink even if it makes you confuse sports.
He managed to outsell Yao Ming in the jersey department when Ming was a guaranteed NBA All-Star even if he only played a couple of games. To make it worse, people in China were even putting up posters of Kobe embarrassing the giant ambassador.
Kobe likes to drop comments here and there about retiring early and possibly going to Italy which is great if he wants to play basketball with his soccer friends but if he wants to rule the world then the Great Wall is the way to go.