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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Kobe Bryant Charges Fans $24.95 to Read His Blog & Join Network

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 Kobe Byrant is out of touch with the average NBA fan, and for good reason: If you want to follow the life of Los Angeles Lakers superstar,  it will cost you.

Among most sports fans,  Bryant is widely regarded as one of the most selfish players in the NBA. Kobe's website is a case of perception = reality.
The site touts many interactive features, including a section with videos, audio, photos, blogs, forums and social networks. There's only one catch- to register in his community of forums,blogs and social networking, you must pay a $24.95 fee-Almost $25 just for the privlidige of tracking the daily life of a Los Angeles Lakers' superstar.

I was stunned by this foolish marketing move.Evidently, Kobe's agent, Robert Pelinka of Landmark Sports Agency, wasn't considering the average American fan who's struggling just to make ends meet in this tough economy.

In an era where the average fan already feels insulted by obscene ticket prices, multi-million dollar endorsements from Nike and outrageous salaries for professional athletes, one of the league's highest-paid players is asking fans to contribute $25 for access to his social network, blog and other content that's generally free on most sites.
Kobe could learn a lot from Shaq and Dwight Howard, who frequently communicate with fans via Facebook, Twitter & Youtube channels.

By Matt O'Hern at 02:15 PM | Comments (3)

(3) Thoughts on Kobe Bryant Charges Fans $24.95 to Read His Blog & Join Network

True.. then again, they also don't have the actual networking opportunities that does.. like bringing fans to KB24 members only events with Kobe meeting them individually, signing, etc. I haven't been to one of those.. but heard good things.

Comments by Lakerfan : Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 02:44 PM

Most players are out of touch.

Read a great new sporting comedy, entitled Classes Apart.
This is an adult sporting comedy that follows the fortunes of Paul Marriot, the secretary of the Barnstorm Village Sunday soccer team and coach of a school cricket team in Yorkshire, England. The story describes the remarkable camaraderie between the players and supporters of this little club and their desire to achieve success. The team had previously been known more for its antics off the field, rather than their performances on it.

During his time at the club he meets and becomes involved with Emma Potter, who is the sister of James Potter, a major player for their bitter rivals Moortown Inn. Thus, begins an entangled web of romance and conflict. He also begins working at Derry High School, a school with a poor reputation of academic success, where he becomes coach of the school cricket team. Here he develops an amazing relationship with the children and they embark on an epic journey.

Comments by Philip O'Mara : Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 06:54 AM

Tell kobe bryant to call me at 901-265-4137 this Ray Howard jr

Comments by Ray Howard jr : Friday, September 18, 2009 at 11:53 AM

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