Kobe Bryant spent his career not only dominating the league, but especially dominating my team, the Portland Trail Blazers. This is just one story of him breaking my heart as a Blazer fan, but also gaining respect as an NBA fan.

Back in 2003, I made a bet with a friend of mine. At this point, I don't even remember what the exact bet was. I do remember that it was a season long bet for $100 that came down to the Blazers final game against the Lakers. All the Blazers had to do was win.

On top of this bet coming down to this game, it was even more fitting that the bet was with a friend who had jumped ship from being a Blazer fan to becoming a Laker/Kobe fan. He was a traitor as far as we were concerned.

Well, check out this clip. Just watch from 1:48:20, and see what transpires.

Yup, dagger. Hot handed, cold blooded.

RIP Kobe...