Kobe stan checking in here...
I don't know how many of you Mamba haters actually read the article cited here, but it is obviously satire. I know this because the author failed to include Kobe's signature, defining game, Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals in his "best performances" category. I personally rate it as the single-best Finals effort, although admittedly I only started following basketball in 1996. In the biggest game of the year, under the greatest of pressure, Kobe put up an astonishing PER
™ of 39! And if that wasn't enough, he "sealed the game" with an eponymous Kobe-assist.. to himself!
So obviously we can't be expected to take this material seriously. I hope this clears things up for the OP.