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5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Kobe Bryant Wins Again

kobe-bryant-chartWhat does Kobe Bryant have to do with the capital markets? Not much if anything at all, but I wish to acknowledge him and his accomplishments on and off the court as a player and a man.

Like any  solid investment or winner, his personal life and career has not always moved up in a straight line. Kobe has experienced his share of pullbacks and corrections, but what makes him truly great are his comebacks against adversity in life and in the game of basketball. What makes it possible for him to consistently do this is his commitment to excellence, discipline and hard work (all qualities that Hillbent strives to embrace as well).

Let’s just say thank you and allow Kobe to take the final shot with his farewell poem he has shared with fans after announcing his retirement…


“And we both know, no matter what I do next
I’ll always be that kid
With the rolled up socks
Garbage can in the corner
:05 seconds on the clock
Ball in my hands.
5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1″


2 thoughts on “5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Kobe Bryant Wins Again

  1. Hello, Mr. Clinton Hill, I applaud you for giving honor and credit to whom it is due. Kobe Bryant is the main reason why I started loving basketball during our Dean Witter days. Right in front of my office was the first parade we watched of the Lakers’ championship. Since then, my love for this game intensified as I watched a young man named Kobe put his heart out on the court each game as if it were his last. He played like a champion throughout his career and when you watch someone push the boundaries like he did until GREATNESS was achieved, then you will have no choice but to love the man and. what he stood for. He has inspired me to put the game face and hat on in my life situations. Thanks for taking time to honor such à man. I would have bought Kobe, if he were a stock, in his early years. And never would have regretted it through its ups and downs. I’d be confident I have in my portfolio, a platinum blue chip. Kudos, my friend. – Ivy

    1. Thank you for the comments. Yeah, I’ve enjoyed watching him grow as a player and man on and off the court. Truly an inspiration…

      Have a great weekend!

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