[Introduction] News on March 4, , that the Eagle County incident almost ruined Kobe’s reputation.
Talking about this experience again, Kobe revealed that his wife Vanessa was pregnant at the time, but due to excessive pressure during that time, it eventually led to a miscarriage. Kobe regretted that he did not protect his family well.
In 2003, Kobe was detained by the Eagle County Police Department in Colorado because Fei Xia was suspected of sexually assaulting a woman in a hotel. After that, Kobe admitted to betraying his wife, but denied that he had sexually assaulted him.
The Eagle County incident almost ruined Kobe’s reputation. At that time, the public’s opinion of Kobe plummeted. Many sponsors terminated their contracts with Kobe, and his jersey sales also declined significantly.
Over the years, Kobe has been reluctant to talk too much about this topic. In an interview with the New York Times, Kobe said, “In 2003, I was in a very difficult situation. I wanted to protect my family.
And work hard for it, I want to win the championship, I want to stay focused.” In an earlier interview, Kobe once described those days, “Sometimes I feel that those days have no end, never
It’s going to end, the dark days seem to have no end, and you’re so helpless to go through something like that.”
For the mistakes he made when he was young, Kobe has repeatedly expressed remorse. In the documentary “Muse”, Kobe even revealed that when the Eagle County incident happened, his wife Vanessa was pregnant, but the pressure eventually caused his wife to lose weight.
Miscarriage, Kobe also regrets it.
“At the time, we were expecting our second child, but that incident put so much stress on Vanessa that it ended up causing her to miscarry.”
“It’s hard for me to accept this fact, because I think it’s my fault,” Bryant continued.
“At that time, it was very difficult for us to accept this tragedy. I couldn’t avoid it. All of this happened because of me, so I had to face such a thing. I will never forget this event in my life.”
In addition, Kobe also praised his wife Vanessa, because Vanessa could have left with half of Kobe’s property, but she did not do so.