Originally Posted by Robinson50
Sry but almost all NBA players do this kind of things nowadays, nothing to brag about Lakers fan.
Except Kobe is doing more than most players in this case. Kobe has taken a special interest in this kid and is giving him a lot more of his time and attention than most players do. The kid says Kobe continues to call him after their intial visit etc. One of the reasons Kobe is getting so much attention for this is he's a marquee player AND he has taken on a big-brother kind of role with this kid. This is unlike most players who will visit a kid once for "NBA public service", sign an autograph and that's it. Most players don't continue to maintain the relationship after the initial visit like Kobe is doing. He definately deserves some props for that.