THE BLACK MAMBA IS A GREY SNAKE – You Are Supposed to Earn Your Nickname From Your Peers
You can name yourself Black Mamba if you so choose, however it is generally agreed that a person is supposed to be given a nick-name, tag or handle by someone else. You are supposed to earn your title or else everyone would go around naming themselves Superman or something like that. In everything that you read about Kobe Bryant it is always noted upfront that KB gave himself his own nickname of Black Mamba. This was not something Kobe got tagged with like William “Refrigerator” Perry, for example. The black mamba isn’t even black. The black mamba is a grey snake. Maybe Kobe should be post-humorously re-named the Grey Snake?
William Perry could have been called the Car or the Shed or the Washing Machine or even the Water Heater. But he wasn’t. The Refrigerator it was—Fridge, for short—ever since his days as a 300-plus-pound All-America nosetackle at Clemson. Because it fit. Nicknamed for that most wonderful of American kitchen appliances—the one with the good stuff inside that keeps us alive and happy, and sometimes fat—Fridge in his heyday was as well-liked and cheer-inducing as that leftover piece of apple pie, wrapped in cellophane, just behind the mayonnaise and cold chicken.
If a journalist had of tagged Kobe Bryant after a poisonous snake I wonder if there would have been protests from the black community or maybe even objections from Kobe himself? I wonder if anyone advised Kobe against naming himself after a snake that slithers across the African Savannah? Kobe’s parents, sisters and his agent Arn Tellem, Esq. boycotted Kobe’s wedding because Kobe was a cradle robber who dated a minor when he was an adult. Hopefully Kobe would not have been allowed to get away with the same thing today that he got away with twenty years ago. Today the #Me Too movement would have slaughtered Kobe Bryant for being a rapist.
Kobe bought his way out of the same type of rape charges that Bill Cosby went to prison for. Kobe slithered across the sky in his so-called Black Mamba helicopter on the only wet day so far of Winter 2019-2020 in LA. Kobe Bryant flew across three busy Southern California counties to try and beat the system. KB flew without the proper instrument only certification or Terrain Accident Warning System on his chartered helicopter. I have even learned about TAWS this week and Kobe should have had TAWS installed for $40,000 on his chopper. KB gambled everything and lost.
Who would you rather be, Bill Cosby paying his debt to society in prison or a dead KB who paid off the victim and played his celebrity get-out-of-jail free card? No one can escape their own karma.
Did Mr. Black Mamba Realize the Dangerous Condition That He Put His Minor Child In?
No disrespect but was Kobe guilty of child endangerment? Did Mr. Bryant know that both the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Fire Department grounded all of their helicopters on the day he crashed his helicopter into a foggy LA hillside? I wonder if anybody had the balls to advise Kobe not to fly on the rainy morning he was killed by his own pet snake?
Many People Give Themselves Spiritual Names
Your parents give you your legal name at birth and sometimes a spiritual adviser, guru or somebody who knows you can give you a spiritual name such as Baba al-Sallami ben Pastrami, for example. For a minimum of $40 you can purchase your very own entry level spiritual name from Kundalini Yoga, Inc. If you want to be a Bodhisattva then the price is considerably higher. You get what you pay for so don’t give yourself your own name or else you have a crazy man for a name adviser.
The Black Mamba is a Grey or Brown Snake
At least get the color right. If you want to self-name yourself why would you call yourself a snake in the grass? Why not name yourself Black Love Pilot or perhaps Black Safeman? Why name yourself for a poisonous serpent? The world does not need a Black Mamba elitist flying across three busy Southern California counties on the only rainy day so far of Winter 2019-2020. The world needs a Black Leader or a Black Lover. Black love matters.
BLACK SHROUD: Kobe’s Black Mamba is a Really Just a Chartered Blue Helicopter
Isn’t it a bit fraudulently ostentatious to lead people to believe that you actually own your own private black helicopter painted with your Black Mamba logo? I wonder if Kobe’s helicopter can actually fly with his Black Mamba artwork attached or if the shroud is only for photographic purposes?