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The problem with hating Kobe

Updated: February 12, 2013, 1:16 PM ET
By Kiese Laymon | ESPN.com

I

hate Kobe Bean Bryant.

I hate his tiny head. I hate his strange hairline. I hate his weak chin. I hate how the guys on "Inside the NBA" never laugh at his tiny head, strange hairline or weak chin.

I hate black mambas.

I hate how hoisting contested jumper after contested jumper and digging a deeper hole for his team is considered "Kobe being Kobe." I hate how no one talks about him having the best coach, the best front line and the best front office ...

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