Ranking the Unstoppableness of the Unstoppable!

June 5, 2009



Since the dawn of time man has asked the question, ‘What makes Kobe Bryant aka the Black Mamba so unstoppable?’ What makes his dunk so unstoppable? What makes his three-point so unstoppable? What makes his overall unstoppableness unstoppable?

This is Kobe Bryant! Need I say more? Nike did a great job at capturing the essence of this child prodigy turned NBA legend throughout one of their latest MVPuppets commercials.

He’s Tiger Woods on the hardwood, Marvin Gaye in La La Land, Ice Cube in a Lakers uni, Denzel Washington in Nike’s, Malcolm X in time-out huddles, Albert Einstein in…well, you get the point. He’s great!! He has consitently silenced his doubters one-by-one but one question has hovered over the latter portion of his career…’Can he do it without Shaq?’

Quite frankly, I’m tired of hearing the question because he has lead his team to the promised land without the Big Fella for the second year in a row and looks like he’s on pace to finally DO IT without him (…As he showed in his 40 point outing last night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Orlando Magic). Not only do I feel like this question is obsurd, I also think it’s ignorant. Winning a title without Shaq will not make or break his legacy in the NBA because not only has he been on a championship contender without Shaq, he’s actually gotten better without him. The stats dont lie!

shaq-kobeSince Shaq’s departure from Hollywood, Bryant has played at a stupid high level! He’s averaged 29.9 points per game in the 5 years on his own as opposed to his 21.6 per game in the eight seasons with the Diesel clogging up the middle. He’s also won an MVP award, scored 81 points, scored 61 in the Garden, scored 62 in three quarters, multiple First Team All-Defensive recognitions, and the list goes on.

Bryant will go down as one of the top-5 greatest players of all-time! Joining the likes of Larry, Magic, Michael, and Wilt. A string of players known by just one name. And then there’s Kobe (…doesn’t that sound like it just fits!).   

What he’s had to endure with his personal life is also amazing because it has not affected his performances or mental focus one bit out on the hoop court. After the incident in Eagle, Colorado, he was left for dead as all of  endorsements were stripped, he was robbed of several MVP trophies,  suffered several first round exits from the playoffs, as well as hindered from becoming the American icon that he could have been. This within itself should place him amongst the greats because they never had to endure the type of obstacles that he had to deal with and still keep their focus on the game, except for maybe Magic.

So say what you want to about Kobe Bean Bryant: He’s too arrogant! He’s a fake MJ! His adidas shoes were ugly! He’s overrated! Lebron’s better! There is one thing that you can’t deny and that is he will go down as one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball. Period!

Is it possible to stop something that’s unstoppable? Is the answer to the question yet another question? We may never know. Yet in knowing the unknowing is unstoppable!



4 Responses to “Ranking the Unstoppableness of the Unstoppable!”

  1. mamba rides coat tails said

    Is this a joke? LMAO!!!!

  2. Edd said

    Lebron is better than Kobe

  3. cc said

    you spelled kobe wrong pierre davis there is no y in kobe

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