Just like his fans, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant isn’t exactly jumping for joy over the fact that Tim Duncan has just won his fifth NBA Championship — which ties him with Kobe for the most among active players in the league.
When asked about Duncan’s prospects at repeating next season and snagging his sixth ring before riding into the sunset (retirement), Kobe pretty much echoed what his fans are afraid to.
Instead, Bryant appeared more bothered about a certain rival named Tim Duncan tying him for NBA championships after the San Antonio Spurs beat the 2014 Finals against the Miami Heat. Duncan appears in great position to win a sixth ring next season to eclipse Bryant.
“If you ask me if I’m okay with Tim doing it, I’m not,” Bryant said. “I’m not okay with that.”
I actually love this comment by Kobe. It may come off to arrogant to some but it’s exactly who Kobe is — never satisfied with anything other than his own success.
Still, how could anyone not be at least a little happy with Duncan and the rest of that Spurs team winning the NBA Championship?