Kobe Gives The PERFECT Take on What Kids Should Do With Participation Trophies (VIDEO)
Over the years, we’ve seen many athletes give their thoughts on kids receiving participation trophies, including Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, who wrote a lengthy post back in 2015 about his kids getting participation trophies.
Former Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant had a different stance on participation trophies during an interview with Al Michaels and Janet Evans on Friday, recalling a conversation he had with his daughters after they were disappointed about finishing in fourth place in a basketball tournament.
“I said, ‘Well listen, you get the fourth place trophy, you go home, you take the fourth place trophy, you put it up right where you can see it,” Bryant said. “And when you wake up in the morning, you look at the trophy, you remind yourself of what you’ll never win again.”
— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) July 1, 2017
He followed that up with more words of encouragement on Twitter: