Ten years ago, when I was a high school student, I was very outgoing and open to everyone, so I made so many friends. But among these friends, I thought my best friend was the basketball. I had ran away from the class without asking for leaving to my teachers just because I wanted to see the All Star games.
Among all the NBA stars, my best love could be Kobe Bryant, and his number 24 jersey was my most precious. I remembered that there had been a classmate who loved basketball as well and so much. One day he came to me and expressed that he wanted to borrow my jersey. So mean as I am, I still lent to him. However, the jersey was broken when he gave it back. I was so angry and fought against him toughly. Sure, I knew he loved Kobe just as much as me, soon we became good friends afterwards.
When talked about Kobe, just began from that he graduated from high school and directly entered the League, for 18 years questions and rumours had never left the man, sometimes the abuses from people under the field were even more than his achievements in the field. He was not perfect and he meant not to challenge the world, most time he just wanted to prove others fallacy through some way, or to challenge himself. Paranoid people ended in failure, but only the most paranoid could make a difference; so since his age was more than 35, he could take 6 months in training after he was suffered a devastating injury, even though he had owned plenty of money and famous sports fame. And we knew that the man who went to the field with injured in half of the time of his occupation career, the man was called Kobe Bryant. My favourite Kobe, my favourite jersey.
Apart from Kobe, I also knew many news about NBA. For example, the Gorilla Patrick – Ewing, from the Georgetown University, has played for New York Nicks for 15 years; Allen Iverson, also from Georgetown, has played for Philadelphia for 10 years. They have all experienced the most difficult years of the team and all stood in the finals stage as a leader, they did not win, but it did not prevent them as the “city heroes”, because sometimes the Obrien cup was not everything.
Oh, what an exciting basketball, what a lovely jersey! I love that.