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Wednesday, 9 November 2005
Nike is betting on Kobe Bryant's Resurgence or Comeback in popularity
Topic: AllproSportsTrashTalk

Have last year's accusations, off-court troubles, marital issues and confessions taken a huge chunk out of Kobe's popularity?

Many Basketball fans and Lakers fans have noticed the change. What counts is that he can deliver on the court with his comeback coach, zenmaster Phil Jackson. Did Kobe think he could get rid of Phil? The guy dates the owner's daughter. It's somewhat of a family business. Kobe's greatness could not share the same stadium as Shaq. So O'Neil got bumped off the team. He got traded to Miami where he is flourishing.

What truly counts is whether businesses are willing to bet on Kobe again after he left them down with his selfishness, cheating, infidelity and resulting lawsuits. It's a new thing. Athletes are under contract wtih those who pay the dough. They may think that they are superpowerful, but that is if they continue to behave. When they misbehave, nobody wants to be associated with them.

In taking its chance with Kobe, Nike said it the way it sees it. Nike's new ad calls the shots, "Selfish, uncoachable." That is the non-flattering way of depicting Kobe. Now did he have a word in the script or copywriting? What would the copywriting sound like for Terrell Owens after this calamitous week?

In life as well as advertising business, image is everything. One more reason for the rich dudes to behave and be more earthbound. We are earthlings after all.

We are betting that before the end of the season, Kobe will regain some level of popularity and love. For now, he has to live with what he has created. A beast of a young man with lots of physical abilities. It comes down to having emotional smarts. Emotional intelligence. Or being able to live with others is the greatest gift of all.

Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 12:01 AM PST
Updated: Monday, 14 November 2005 9:52 PM PST
Monday, 7 November 2005
The NFL Carolina Panthers Cheerleaders: Renee Thomas & Angela Keithley
Topic: AllproSportsTrashTalk

Sports Week in Review:

was a week of high drama on and off the court. The NFL Carolina Panthers Cheerleaders were in competition with Terrell Owens' talking trash headache for the most views. But most viewers and readers wanted to hear about these two chearleaders' stories. Way before the game between the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers which had to let Keyshawn Johnson go in the past, the Panthers was making news. It was not because one of the players on the roster was partying all over town. No it was not because a player was berating the head coach.

Carolina Panthers cheerleaders were making news in a bathroom stall. They took far too long in there. Patrons were waiting to use the stall started complaining. They alledged that the two females cheerleaders were sharing some love, some LUV! going at it. (We can't exactly say the three-letter word (---) here. Well, they were knowing each other. Why can't they just get out of the closet?

It's been reported that the women finally left the stall. One of them began arguing with a patron who was livid by then. She had received the natural call to use the restroom. One thing led to another, that woman hit a patron in the face. The police were called. The rest is just NFL lore.

Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 12:01 AM PST
Updated: Wednesday, 9 November 2005 2:10 PM PST

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