Whether it is becoming quick friends with media members he disdained throughout his career or dropping a series of short films directed children, it has become apparent that Kobe Bryant is looking to distance himself from the ruthless image he built throughout a storied NBA career.
Now, with Kobe's mentorship of Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas becoming an ongoing storyline this postseason, Petros Papadakis finds it clear as ever that the Lakers legend is on an all-out image-rebuilding tour. The largest question: why now?
Petros and Don MacLean ponder why Kobe, after not mentoring younger Lakers throughout his final years and never being considered a great teammate during his career, is suddenly looking to flip the script.
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