Wednesday , Mar , 05 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Kobe Bryant L.A.’s Barry Bonds?

Analysts say people nationwide are familiar with Bryant, but his Q rating, measuring popularity and marketability, is another matter.San Francisco had Barry Bonds. L.A. has Kobe.Everywhere else in the land, folks couldn’t understand why all those people in San Francisco were standing and cheering for Bonds.I know how most folks in L.A. feel about Kobe.He threw a major league tantrum last summer when the Lakers wouldn’t give him Jerry West, or better players in exchange for Andrew Bynum, and then he cried louder, insisting that he be traded.He called Jerry Buss an idiot, and insinuated the same about Mitch Kupchak. Click here for more from the L.A. Times.