Career years: 1996-Present
The same way Kobe Bryant leads through bullying, Kobe stans stan through aggressive and outlandish tactics. But beneath those layers of hard stanning, Kobe stans have a hidden inferiority complex. They're engaged in so many conflicts at once: the battle to re-assert Kobe as the NBA's best in front of LeBron and Kevin Durant, and the long-term war to supplant Jordan as basketball's greatest ever. Deep down, they know that the stats, wins, and championships just aren't adding up, and won't ever add up in Kobe's favor, so they feel the need to be particularly nasty online.