Fiendin' for a ring

Kobe Bryant's drive to capture a title without Shaquille O'Neal trumps the Celtics' mission to win it all. Story

Updated: June 4, 2008, 2:28 PM ET
By Scoop Jackson | Page 2

There's a term used in the community called "thirsty."

It means what you think it means, but it's now being used in different contexts. Only to make a point of the extremes to which some people will go to get what they want. More severely, what they need.

Kobe Bryant, for lack of more sophisticated terminology, is thirsty.

His thirst for another NBA title is that of an amplitude we may not have ever seen before. Not in sports, business, crime, corruption ...

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