July 9, 2003

Earning street cred the hard way

"I've heard it said, 'Kobe doesn't have any street cred' and that's why my shoes won't sell," Bryant told ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher. "I don't think that's the real perception on the street. I went to Rucker Park and it was all love. Basketball heads know basketball." [Earning street cred the hard way]

Truth is AI sells the most shoes and Kobe is somewhere around 28. [12:32]  [ ]