So unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past few weeks, you probably remember the ranking heard ’round the world. I’m talking about ESPN’s annual #NBARank survey. You remember…the one where they ranked Kobe Bryant as the league’s 40th best player. Then not only did they not back off their stance, they went even harder, crusading like the soul of the game was on the line.
They were part wrong and part right.
Either way, they pissed Bryant off enough that he went back to his old ways, putting up 45 shots in his next two preseason games. Yet even as his offense has come around, he has found some solid competition on the other end.
That’s where we begin this week’s Style Points roundup, with a young cat schooling the old head, because as you know: It’s not about what you do but how you do it. This week it’s all about toppling the legends and the champs. Kobe Bryant got a little taste of his own medicine, but so did the Seattle Seahawks. The defending Super Bowl champions matched up against a fired up St. Louis Rams squad recently and the game produced a few of the best highlights of the season. I’ve seen plenty of fake punts during my lifetime but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a fake return, one in which an entire team gets fooled. How does that even happen?
Check it out in this week’s Style Points: Kobe Bryant is Back; the Rams Trick the Champs.
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