Typical anti-American tool at NBC. Chris Collinsworth had a brief segment with Kobe Bryant of Team U.S.A. about what the Olympic games mean to him this year. Chris asked him about what it felt like when he first got his U.S.A. uniform, and Kobe begins to talk about what an honor it was for him to get it. Here’s part of the conversation:
Collinsworth: Where does the patriotism come from inside of you? Historically, what is it?
Kobe: Well, you know it’s just our country, it’s… we believe is the greatest country in the world. It has given us so many great opportunities, and it’s just a sense of pride that you have; that you say ‘You know what? Our country is the best!’
Collinsworth: Is that a ‘cool’ thing to say, in this day and age? That you love your country, and that you’re fighting for the red, white and blue? It seems sort of like a day gone by.
Kobe: No, it’s a cool thing for me to say. I feel great about it, and I’m not ashamed to say it. I mean, this is a tremendous honor.