He comes off like a self-absorbed douchebag who gave himself his own nickname.
Which is, of course, exactly what he is. Phoney to the core.
We get it, you got injured after 17 years. BFD happens to athletes everyday.
Somehow they get through it without the "mamba mentality" even though they did not give themselves the nickname "Black Mamba"
Everything Kobe does, even "spontaneous" rants, is orchestrated manipulative narcissistic personality disorder.