Role Model-Kobe Bryant

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Tammy Vessels
CWV101, Christian worldview
Dr. Jim Uhley
May 8, 2011

Role Model Essay- Kobe Bryant
On April 12, 2011, the San Antonio Spurs went head to head with the Las Angeles Lakers. To give you an overview of the game, the San Antonio Spurs went home with a lost for the game, but in my book I believe that the Lakers lost that night. Now, why I say that is because Kobe Bryant played with a very short fuse on this night, which is a common thing to see. He earned his fifteenth technical foul of the season and coming close to the NBA’s one game suspension. Bryant’s tantrum was really elevated by punching a chair on the bench. Now, I am personally not surprised, since all season long he has thrown these tantrums. I say tantrums because Kobe is the type of guy that feels everything should go his way. Kobe Bryant was born August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, raised Roman Catholic by Joe “jellybean” Bryant and Pamela Cox Bryant. Being from a Christian religion you would expect more of a respectful attitude, especially in a role model to our children. In my opinion, Kobe Bryant puts out a persona of a new ager in that he is very ego-centrically. He believes that he should be able to get away with anything he wants, even if that is hurting someone else. Yes, I said even hurting someone would not come across him as being wrong. On July 1, 2003, Kobe Bryant was at a Hotel, Cordillera hotel in Colorado, awaiting having surgery the next day. That night Kobe met Katelyn Faber, a nineteen year old employee at the hotel. Katelyn reported Kobe raping her to the Eagle County Sheriff’s department the next day. Bryant admitted having a sexual encounter with Miss. Faber, but at the time he believed it to be consensual between them both. On July 4th Sheriff Joe Hoy issued an arrest warrant for Lakers superstar Kobe Bean Bryant. Bryant came back to eagle to turn himself in, voluntarily, right away being released on a twenty five thousand dollar bond. If Kobe is...
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