Kobe Bryant ranked No. 33 on Forbes 2016 look at the 40 Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40 with a net worth of $350 million. He finished just behind Instacart founderApoorva Mehta and GitHub co-founder Chris Wanstrath, who are both worth an estimated $360 million. Behind Bryant is boxer Floyd Mayweather and Honest founder Jessica Albawith fortunes of $340 million.
The Lakers without Kobe lost to John Wall and the Washington Wizards. The bright spots were tge play of rookie point Jordan Clarkson and Ellington. A few good free agents and a good draft should give Kobe, a reason to stick around beyond 2016.
“I feel like I just returned a 100 yard kickoff in the last two minutes of the Super Bowl to win it all only to have my run called back by a flag on the play,” Bryant said in a statement released by The Players’ Tribune.
Here’s the video of doctor telling Kobe about his torn rotator cuff. With Kobe out for season a top 5 lottery pick is certain. Kobe will be back stronger than ever. This man never gives up.
“This is the moment I accept the most challenging times will always be behind me AND in front of me.”
The news of this injury, was heartbreaking for A Lakers team that hasn’t had much to cheer for. Kobe Bryant making the best of a bad situation was in the process of recovering. Even with an average point guard and little scoring help, Kobe was scoring 23 points a game with 5 assists,
Because of heavy minutes at the beginning of the season, Kobe had been taking back to back games off. In season 19 most armchair quarterbacks had written the Mamba off. He proved all of them wrong passing Michael Jordan on the scoring list and becoming a great facilitator, in a new role,
Kobe’s dedication which is second to none has made him one if not the greatest of all time. Kobe has never been a player who lets an injury beat him. That much is certain. Whether he is out for this year, we all know he will be laced up next year. Hopefully for Kobe he will have a much better supporting cast and some scorers. Its obvious this year there was little firepower and too much pressure on the Mamba.
Bright spots for the Lakers have been Clarkson, Davis, and Hill. Swaggy P has been cold most of the season but has remained positive. Jeremy Lin looks like his time is up on the court. Coach Scott has regulated him to third string Point,. Lin has always been a streaky but exciting player. Kobe on Lin. “He just needs to relax. Sometimes smart people take themselves too seriously.”
While no Lakers fan can blame Lin for there troubles a little more consistency was expected from the Taiwanese American bible belter.
If you are a Kobe fan know that he will do everything in his power to come back next year for an epic year. My guess is we got the greatest for at least two more years. But that is also based on if the Lakers front office is really serious about getting some free agents. Two years without the playoffs is enough. In the mean time remember Kobe like all good things is still hooping.
Bryant averaged a team-high 35.4 minutes during the Lakers’ first 27 games, and Scott again questioned whether playing Bryant too many minutes earlier this season led to the shoulder injury. This is a recoverable injury. Bad karma has been coming down on the Lakers. Kobe had been selected to the All Star game to start before this injury happened.
In the meantime Kobe hasn’t lost his sense of humour tweeting this,. “This is what happens when I pass too much!
#ShoulderShock thank u all for ur thoughts and prayers #team @DrinkBODYARMOR @Lakers #oneluv”
Kobe Bryant continues to rest after an incredible performance against the Cavs. Kobe finished with 19 points and 17 assists. His career high in assists and the oldest player to ever finish with that number. Kobe still making history. Kobe showed that 36 is just a number as he continued to defy critics. The Cleveland Cavaliers did win the game but Kobe showed he still can dominate any facet of the game.