Thanks to my buddy Jason Sulay for this link –
This was such a provocative piece. Bill Simmons, I tip my cap to you. So many stories were over-looked during the 2009 NBA Finals so the media could focus solely on Kobe Bryant. The question was raised, was the reason why the Lakers were on the verge of another title because Kobe changed as a player and as a person? According to several NBA analyst, yes. I won’t divulge too much about the article, but I will say I agree with Bill Simmons 100%. Several sacrifices went unnoticed, and it was not right for the media to neglect them.