12 Days of Jersey GOATS: On The Eighth Day Of Christmas

The 12 Days of Christmas is one of the most recognizable carols in the Christmas lexicon, so we’re pairing it with the most recognizable jerseys. 

Rob Manoff, Matt Maratea, and myself aka the voices behind the Write The Radio podcast are embarking on the 12 Jersey GOATS of Christmas. From the partridge in the pear tree to twelve drummers drumming we’re going 1 through 12 to find the best player who ever wore the number. 

How it’s going down is simple. We’ve narrowed down a rep from each of the 4 major sports and throw a poll up on Twitter. Then the real experts weigh in and select the final winner. We’ll put up a post announcing the winner. Later in the countdown, we’ll announce our contest winners as well. 

Oh, that’s right, we’re doing a giveaway as well. That part is simple too. All it takes is 3 simple steps. 1. Vote in the polls. 2. Retweet the poll. 3. Follow the Last Out Media Twitteraccount.

8 Maids A Milking – The Black Mamba

No athlete epitomizes hard work and full commitment like the “Black Mamba”, Kobe “Bean” Bryant. Bryant was a high school prodigy when he jumped on to the NBA scene with the Los Angeles Lakers, and took the league by storm. When all was said and done number 8 retired as the 3rd leading scorer in NBA history. He was a 5x champion and an 18x all star making him one of the greatest basketball players to ever live.

Kobe Soaring to the rim in the 2002 NBA Finals

What he was as a player pales in comparison to what he meant to people as a mindset. The so called “Mamba Mentality” became a global phenomenon and inspired millions to give everything they have to maximize their potential. And never settle for less. It’s for this and much more he is the greatest number 8 of them all.

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