For old school hip-hop fans old enough to remember the NBA before Kobe, you might remember a classic song by Double XX Posse called ‘Not Gonna Be Able To Do It’ which opens with the line “Nah Baby, I’m not going to be able to do it.”
The bass line from that 1992 classic is the first thing that popped in my head when I saw this poor (obviously not financially) lady try to get a hug from hugaholic Kobe Bryant after he just high-fived a couple of Lakers who played just as many minutes as she did. I guess there’s a chance he didn’t see her (unlikely) with her arms wide open because he was busy fist bumping dudes behind her but from the clip we have, it seems like he could have showed a little love.
It’s not like she was a scary fat guy willing to run on the court for a hug.
I’m sure if that lady would have got her hug, she would have been acting like this little girl, who was lucky enough to get some love from Bryant.