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Unbelievably, Kobe has just 9 games left in his NBA career and he has no plans on passing any torches to anybody. Kobe Bryant is absolutely right when he says you have to earn the right to carry the torch. Also, his teammates are very bad or just unproven players and that torch is way too heavy for all of them combined.
Bryant was asked after the Lakers lost to the Wizards on Sunday night about receiving said torch from Michael Jordan once upon a time.
“He didn’t pass the torch,” Bryant said of Jordan, according to ESPN’s Baxter Holmes. “Torches never get passed. You’ve got to earn that.”
“No,” Bryant said, when asked if anyone on the Lakers roster is ready to carry the flame. “If you have to ask that question, the answer is already there. Those are things you don’t have to ask. Those things just happen.”
“Everybody is different. It manifests itself in different ways,” Bryant said, when asked what ultimately qualifies one to pull the sword from the stone. “I think at the core of us all, though, it’s that kind of competitive drive and the obsession about the game.”