“When you’re part of a team you stand up for your teammates. Your loyalty is to them.” – Yogi Berra
All fans with Lakers tickets should be sending the preceeding quote to Kobe Bryant. For years now the whining superstar has been a crowd favorite and deservedly so. During that time Kobe Bryant has been the heart and soul of the Lakers. But he’s made the mistake of elevating himself above the team and the city that’s made him rich beyond belief. OK, so times are tough right now. The Lakers probably won’t win another NBA Championship in their present form. Loyalty however, runs both ways and Bryant needs to realize that rather than pulling a cut and run, he could provide some leadership and put the Lakers back in contention. Doesn’t he owe it to the fans and his teammates?