If Michael Jordan is considered the All-Mighty Zeus of basketball, thenKobe Bryantwould be Achilles, the semi-god who was slightly flawed. In April, 2013, theLos Angeles Lakers' constant warrior fell,Kobe Bryanttore his Achilles tendon. Like the ancient Greek warrior, Achilles, who was shot in the heel with an arrow, he was just about to catch up to the man deemed God himself. But all was to no avail. Missing one championship, he was doomed to be just a semi-god.
This was the result of Bryant’s ambition to lift his team’s losing game by using up every bit of his strength and effort. In the end, he stressed himself out and was badly hurt. It’s just as if his self (the giant Black Mamba) was trapping his ego (Kobe Bryant). His desire to win, and the pressure of playing against younger and talented opponents all clung tightly to his aging body. Time was ticking. Like always, Bryant used his supernatural will power to push back history’s closing gate. This battle shall continue to the day he truly falls down. That’s Kobe Bryant-Achilles-a warrior closest to becoming a god.