« on: July 21, 2003, 05:20 PM »
Agreed about the Kobe Bryant situation, a sad situation indeed. I will be the first to admit that I haven't ever been the biggest Kobe Bryant fan, although I admit he is a tremendous player, and had begun to like him more and more this past season. When I first heard about this news, I figured there was no chance that it was true. Even though he seems cocky on the court to me (what players don't though), I never though him capable of anything like this. I started to wonder a little bit after he first said he did nothing, but then once charged, admitted to adultery. Most likely, he will end up getting off...and it is very possible that he is innocent anyways, we'll probably never know for sure...just like it was said before, it is "he said, she said". The only thing I don't like about it, is that if he isn't convicted of assault, rape, or whatever they choose to call it, SOME people/commentators think "oh, this was just a girl trying to get rich, and Kobe was an innocent target". Even if it was consentual, what he did (adultery) is still wrong. I hope that people remember that. It seems anymore that athletes/entertainers/celebrities get away with this...and it gets written off. Bottom line is, adultery is still terrible, and something I think is one of the worst things a person could do. Sometimes I think our entertainment world forgets that this is still wrong, regardless if it is consentual or not (especially for a married man). Anyways, I hope that things work out and the real truth is found. I am sure there will be doubters either way the ruling ends up going, but hopefully the parties involved can move past this eventually. I am sure it will be a difficult trial, because it is really hard to tell who is telling the truth at this point. God bless them all, and hopefully truth will be found.