It’s never easy to get the one thing you ever asked for. Kobe Bryant fans are obsessively loyal. They were also, until very recently, habitually disappointed. After half a decade of frustration, Kobe finally won an NBA title without Shaquille O’Neal in 2009—which would be better news if it didn’t cast so much doubt on his most faithful supporters. Celebration means reveling in the moment. Satisfaction, on the other hand, means living with what comes next. I’m not out to criticize Kobe’s Krew. They’ve stood by their man through thick and thin, and they have every right to savor last summer’s success. But the warmth of June isn’t much help against the chill of September. In a league where one season’s championship is voided by the n ...
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