Originally Posted by b1gdon
You're talking about Kobe right?
David Robinson was the long time leader of the Spurs. Led them in scoring, won an MVP, and when a younger better player came at the point in his career when his body started breaking down and he couldn't singlehandedly carry his team to the promise land he gladly handed the reigns over to Tim Duncan. Duncan led the team in scoring, won a couple of MVPs, helped his predecessor win a couple championships after he couldn't win it all by himself anymore and when his body started breaking down and he couldn't singlehandedly carry his team to the promise land he gladly handed the reigns over to Tony Parker. Now Tony Parker leads the team in scoring, has come close to a couple of MVPs and almost helped his predecessor win a championship after he couldn't win it all by himself anymore. Oh, and all three of those guys took less money to help make sure his team had the talent it needed to compete at the highest level.
Now look at Kobe. He's run two hall of fame centers out of town with his insufferable ball hogging and underbussing of his teammates. He's the main reason that team is going to suck for a while. What a wiener, prima donna, pri*k, cry baby, and all the other synonyms that go with that. But let's blame Dwight Howard because it is all his fault.
...well said. My issue with Kobe wasn't that he was critical of Dwight Howard but the fact he was so PUBLICLY critical of him...I mean saying things to the media is no way preserve team chemistry...especially if the younger player has the ultimate option to leave.