After his sudden and tragic passing back in January 2020, the world mourned for the death of Kobe “Black Mamba” Bryant. It was a sad day for sports, but his legacy will live on. For many years to come, millions of kids will be inspired by how Kobe defied the odds in the realm of basketball.
Here is how Kobe Solidified his legacy.
5 Championship Rings
Kobe won 5 championship rings in total before his retirement. His first one was back in 2000 and then followed by two more in the next two years, 2001 and 2002. Many people believed Kobe and the Los Angeles Lakers won those championships because of Shaquille O’Neal, the most dominant athlete in the league back then.
But Kobe proved all his doubters wrong when he had back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2010. Kobe led the Lakers to victory against the Boston Celtics with the big three standing in his way.
81 Points Game
On January 22, 2006, the Lakers were playing the Toronto Raptors at the Staples Center. Everyone expected it would be a normal game until Kobe started making buckets one after the other.
We are not just talking about dropping 50, 60, 70, or 80 points. He made 81 points in one game.
That put him on the second spot of NBA single-game leaders and records for points after Wilt Chamberlain. It was a performance like no other and since then, no one has gone beyond. Some came close, but only close.
In his final game back in April 13, 2016, Kobe gave fans all over the globe something to remember. He finishedhis career with a bang scoring 60 points against the Utah Jazz. In his final game, one last time, he led the Lakers to victory.
Kobe was dubbed as the Black Mamba in the court. Wanting to share that passion of his with others, he started the Mamba Mentality campaign. He wrote a book dissecting what the mentality meant for him in hopes to inspire others, not just those in the world of sports.
He even started a sports academy to train young basketball players from all over the globe. The Mamba Mentality is now solidified as an idea of pushing forward your limits and achieving your dreams against all odds.
Sports are getting back at it with games for different leagues and associations pushing through. With sports back, we expect sports betting to get back as well. Thousands or even millions of people have been waiting for months to bet on sports once again.
If you are one of those people, then we have some pointers for you. Here are the sports, teams, and athletes to bet on.
The Los Angeles Lakers
The 2018-2019 season wasn’t a year for the LA Lakers, but this season just might be. With Lebron James leading the purple and gold army, they just might get another championship. The Lakers are looking good not only because of James but because of Anthony Davis, J.R. Smith, Alex Caruso, and more. Their roster is looking more and more of a super team and that intensity is seen on the floor.
The Lakers have a big chance of winning this year’s championships. However, it is not going to be an easy road as they are going to face other super teams as well including Los Angeles Clippers led by Kawhi Leonard who led the Toronto Raptors to victory last season.
But still, it is going to be a great campaign for the Lakers, and you might want to put your money on them.
Floyd Mayweather (in case he comes back)
Floyd “Money” Mayweather is without a doubt one of the greatest boxers to ever fight in the ring. There are rumors of a potential comeback for the undefeated boxer. There is still no confirmation on that but if he was, then it is going to be a big moment for sports and a potential opportunity for you to make some money.
Floyd has been criticized throughout his career for playing it safe and cherry-picking his opponents. But that is not the case at all. Floyd is a defensive genius and he knows how to control fights.
We are rooting for his comeback and whoever he faces, we’ll still go with Money for the money.
UFC is lock and loaded to once again give the world the greatest MMA fights ever. The UFC 253 is just around the corner and we will see some of the greatest fighters thrown down. For the main event, undefeated Israel Adesanya will take on Paulo Costa who is also undefeated.
We are still a bit on the edge about who to bet on, but we encourage all of you to make a bet for this fight.
Sports bets on this match are going to either win or lose big money. This is one of the most anticipated bouts this year and you need to get in on the action. Make sure to arrive at an informed decision and not just base it on luck.
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If you need help betting, then Ray Price HD is more than happy and ready to give you a hand. We have a team of sports analysts to provide betting odds for specific games and matches.
We are closely monitoring several leagues and associations and we continue to build up our statistics.
Make sure to bet wisely and not just throw money based on luck. 2020 has been a struggle for us all but we are going to finish it with a bang with the biggest sporting events and greatest athletes here in the USA.