Kobe Bean Bryant is a renowned senior American basketball player who was born in the year 1978. He reserved immense recognition and pride for his unique ability to shoot and score as well as assist. In spite of the many endorsements that Kobe Bryant has received all these years such as Equipment KB 8, Sprite soft drink of Coca-Cola Company, McDonald's and the Italian Upper Deck among others; he is also alleged to have committed sexual assault (Surette 2006).
Kobe Bean Bryant reserved immense recognition and pride for his unique ability to shoot and score as well as assist. Kobe Bryant started playing basketball while in high school and successfully made it to country level. He was eligible for NBA draft when he graduated in the year 1966. Over the years, he has earned reputation to be known as a high flyer and in the year 1997 contributed immensely to win the Slam Dunk Contest. Among other successful event in his career are NBA championships from 2000 to 2002, 2004 NBA Finals, led the NBA in winning during the 2005, 2006 and 2007 seasons (Ashyia 23).
However, even before the latter success, Bryant was accused of rape in the year 2003 following indulging in sex with a staff employee in Colorado. However, one year down the line the prosecutor dropped the case because the accuser declined to testify of the allegations. Consequently, a civil suit was filed and subsequently the two parties came to an agreement out of the court (Alan 2007). The story had terrible consequences to Kobe Bean Bryant career, not to mention that it reduced any possibility of attaining expected achievements in his life. This definitely posed a critical setback.
In the same line, possibilities of not attaining the expected results are not excluded. Thus, many authors and researchers exercise professionalism and truthfulness as they give the fundamental skills and the original messages about any crisis that arises in history. Such crises have consequences that jeopardize ones career and need to be solved as well. The tools offered are extensive and intensive to help in expressing ones idea clearly and associate with others effectively. For instance, the tools of communication when dealing with different such crises need to be applied (Howard 2006).
Just like the arbitration process taken between Kobe Bryant and the accuser to settle the matter out of the court. Furthermore, they enhance partner comprehension and exploring gender communication variances while facilitate understanding. In this regard, comprehension is key techniques while reducing communication pitfalls. This calls for clear consideration of one’s reputation and consequences of defamation.
In spite of the many endorsements that Kobe Bryant has received all these years such as Equipment KB 8, Sprite soft drink of Coca-Cola Company, McDonald's and the Italian Upper Deck among others, he is also alleged to have committed sexual assault. One may argue that despair on one hand strives for some other gold. Cupidity sometimes compels one to mangle his victim. This is among the illustrations that highlight crisis management issues of major celebrities featured in our media today. Nevertheless, it shows the real nature of oneself, two sides of the same coin. It is in this tone that the topic of crisis management is critical in understanding celebrity’s lives includes their achievements as well as falls (Ashyia 2). This paper presents the life of Kobe Bryant from a crisis management perspective highlighting his high and low moments in life.
In the wake of 2000, Kobe Bryant turned down the offer to play in the Olympics for the reason that he was about get married. In the same line, he could not play the 2002 FIBA World championship. Kobe had a record of declining and withdrawing from games with many reasons from health to unfavorable weather conditions. Nevertheless, he was recognized as an international player. His career as a United States national team basketball player was reputable as a senior player in the year 2007. Kobe Bryant reserved success and pride in the fact he is ranked 15th and 14 in scores and assists respectively in the FIBA American Championship of 2007. Among other achievements, his talent and passion for basketball seems to leave good traces of legacies even to date as he plays (Wurst 2006).
Most crises in life come unexpected, though sometimes we may tend to bring them on ourselves. Other authors and researchers have indicated that misfortune neither comes singlehandedly nor driven by people but fate. Nevertheless, it is evident according to many evidences and research that indicates character is a significant contributor to where fate takes one’s life. Other than the success, fame and wealth attached to Kobe Bryant because of his talent and ability to uniquely play basketball, the same weight befalls on the negative side of his alleged involvement in sexual assault.
Most companies such as McDonald and Ferrero SPA which Kobe Bryant had taken contracts and subsequently had his signature in the products decided to cut off such links following the rape allegations. Nevertheless, not all companies terminated their contract. For instance, Nike Inc. maintained their contract with Kobe Bryant probably because of the term of the contract they had entered into. In addition, the five year contract that constituted of over forty million dollars could prevent Nike, Inc from terminating it few months after it entered.
At this point of the paper, it is worthwhile to point out that information about anyone is important because it helps build relationships. For instance, rape and any other form of sexual assault is definitely done privately and driven by one reason or another. One requires strong communication skills to endure all circumstances in life (Bresnahan 2008). The communication enables one to establish a better relationship that keeps one happy and more successful in life. Rewarding and lucrative jobs, strong and lasting relationships, worthwhile and satisfying romance are beneficial in enhancing human ability to live successfully. Self-help initiatives are enhanced under a mutual understanding that is enabled through communication. Communication helps one develop remarkable information and practice as a skill and propulsion to success in social interactions as well as the intellectual.
The situation presented a disturbing crisis that calls for decisive action. It compromises the reputation of companies as well as any other relationship which Kobe Bryant is related. For instance, Kobe Bryant’s career was put on jeopardy. The issue being an allegation had raised tension in most companies whether they will continue with a corporate relationship with Kobe Bryant whether he was found innocent or guilty. However, it is quite clear that personal development through a self-guided improvement is not an easy task. Improvement in oneself involves the development in economic, intellectual, and emotional. Many people have an interest in understanding self-esteem issues, learning to handle anger, overcoming anxiety, building long lasting friendships, and handling depression.
In the wake of 2000, Kobe Bryant turned down the offer to play in the Olympics for the reason that he was about get married. In the same line, he could not play the 2002 FIBA World championship. Bryant was accused of rape in the year 2003 following indulging in sex with a staff employee in Colorado. It compromises the reputation of companies as well as any other relationship which Kobe Bryant is related. For instance, Kobe Bryant’s career was put on jeopardy. Improvement in oneself involves the development in economic, intellectual, and emotional.