Video: Kobe on Phelps

Aside from the Golden Boy himself, has anyone done more to improve his image at the Olympics than Kobe? He’s the de facto leader of the Redeem Team that’s crushing everything in its path; he’s getting deserved buzz for what he had to say the other night to Collinsworth about playing for America; and as you’ll see, global superstar though he is, he’s not too self-important to sit in the stands and cheer on Phelps with obvious enthusiasm. What happened to the egomaniac prima donna who supposedly drove Shaq out of L.A.? Click the image to watch.