A my friend Billy would say, "Get a life, get a period."
I watched Chris Collinsworth interview Kobe about how it feels to be playing for the United States. The questions Chris asked and his tone enraged me. What a moron. He should be ashamed of his questions and stick with what he knows- commentating during a game.
I'm glad Gateway Pundit has the transcript because I wanted to post about it, but didn't write down exactly what Collinsworth said.
Collinsworth: Tell the story when you first got your USA uniform.Our country is in a world of hurt with more and more visible people (entertainers, commentators, "news" anchors) spewing this line of thinking- questioning the greatness of our country and implying through his verbiage and tone that it's not cool to support a country that has given us so much.
Kobe: Well I had goosebumps and I actually just looked at it for awhile. I just held it there and I laid it across my bed and I just stared at it for a few minutes; just because as a kid growing up this is the ultimate, ultimate in basketball.
Collinsworth: Where does the patriotism come from inside of you? Historically, what is it?
Kobe: Well, you know it’s just our country, it’s... we believe is the greatest country in the world. It has given us so many great opportunities, and it’s just a sense of pride that you have; that you say "You know what? Our country is the best!"
Collinsworth: Is that a ‘cool’ thing to say, in this day and age? That you love your country, and that you’re fighting for the red, white and blue? It seems sort of like a day gone by(?)
Kobe: No, it’s a cool thing for me to say. I feel great about it, and I’m not ashamed to say it. I mean, this is a tremendous honor.
Chris Collinsworth can suck it.