HotRocks34 wrote:I'll also keep this simple: You are giving your take on what occurred. That is fine. I accept that. "That is all" I have to say on that matter, your take on what you think happened. That is a different take than my own, and that's cool. That's your take.
The report "not being backed up" doesn't mean it didn't happen. So the New York guy made the thing up out of thin air? Sure he did.
I entered this thread with the basis of one thing. Kobe and PR really don't go into the same sentence. His history in the league over the past 2 decades proves that. Believe me I have been watching.
I gave a concrete example of Kobe doing a PR gimmick that involved imagery, in this case the stunts with his wife and daughters at halftime and the ends of games.
Yeah but for every Vanessa screen shot, I can show you 15 terrible PR moves. That involve things like his teammates and stuff.
I am not saying that he or his people don't care about his image. I am saying Kobe Bean Bryant has sucked at PRing over the years in situations like this. This would show a new side of Kobe. One in my mind doesn't seem to add up.
If they were about to fight, I believe there would be ALOT more eyes on this. And when I mean fight I mean --bow up and fists out type.
I also gave an example from Ric Bucher -- a person known to have been close to Kobe for years -- discussing how Kobe is extremely Machiavellian.
Well, Ok. He is also very Kobeiabellian where when things are bad ( which they are for this team) that he has never held and punches. Ever
What you need to understand, or at least accept, is that your judgment on the matter does not constitute a "final" one. Others may disagree with you.
I didn't realize my say was final nor did I mean in that way. I am not telling you can't have a take on this, I am actually appreciating you taking the time to post instead of Apathy aka HasheemThabet, ClassinSessions etc.. for straw manning this topic.
I respect your opinion. I also respect my opinion and my knowledge of how these things often take place and how the media reports on these things.
I don't know what team you route for and or where you live. But as you might have guessed I am a Laker fan who lives in So Cal. So at the very least I do have some input on LA media ( listen, read , watch daily) so my opinion on this subject is based from that. So I am not sure where you are getting that I am trying to stifle your opinion???
I will go back to what I said: We will have to agree to disagree. I see the Monet one way, and you apparently see it another way.
I am kind of lost on what we are disagreeing about at this point. lol