They love this guy over there. And why not? He's doing great at 38. Maybe Kobe should have gone. Now he's got a statue outside their arena, a stamp and is getting a museum. Ok it's not a very big one, smaller than my garage lol. But still. I'm happy for the guy. I think the current way the NBA and it's teams are run is detrimental to the game and the athletes. Who cares if we're supposedly (tho that's even arguable) the 'best in the world'. It's not fun anymore. And now SM is having fun, is adored, and respected, and winning, and likes where is is. Doesn't get any better than that. In the end it's just a game.
http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14421 ... um-beijing