PHOTO: Kobe Bryant caresses his five NBA championship trophies


Look at that wingspan!

Kobe Bryant was pictured while looking rather glum in the Lakers’ annual team photo yesterday, though he looked a lot happier when he was given the opportunity to caress his five NBA championship trophies, and rightly so.

In the photo posted by the official NBA Twitter account, Bryant looks ecstatic as he extends his long arms around the Larry O’Brien trophies.

That’s no surprise, though, seeing as these beautiful gold championships are the thing that he drives him so hard everyday.

“I just want No. 6, man,” Bryant said in 2012, according to ESPN Los Angeles’ Dave McMenamin. “I’m not asking for too much, man. Just give me a sixth, damn it.”

If the Black Mamba does get his hands on another ‘ship, he’ll need to move the trophies closer together in order to repeat his photograph – either that or grow longer arms – otherwise the sixth will be out of reach.

Some may tell you that another trophy already out of reach, but Kobe? He still has his eyes on adding at least one more championship to his collection before he hangs up his Nikes for good.

Written by Ross Pickering

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