Curt Schilling sat courtside for Game 2 at the Garden. He was seated about 3 feet from the Lakers bench which provided for some fabulous insight into one Kobe Bryant. Here's what Curt had to say on his blog, 38pitches.com:
From the first tip until about 4 minutes left in the game I saw and heard this guy bitch at his teammates. Every TO he came to the bench pissed, and a few of them he went to other guys and yelled about something they weren’t doing, or something they did wrong. No dialog about “hey let’s go, let’s get after it” or whatever. He spent the better part of 3.5 quarters pissed off and ranting at the non-execution or lack of, of his team…..Watching the other 11 guys, every time out it was high fives and “Hey nice work, let’s get after it” or something to that affect. He walked off the floor, obligatory skin contact on the high five, and sat on the bench stone faced or pissed off, the whole game. Just weird to see another sport and how it all works. I would assume that’s his style and how he plays and what works for him because when I saw the leader board for scoring in the post season his name sat up top at 31+ a game, can’t argue with that. But as a fan I was watching the whole thing, Kobe, his teammates and then the after effects of conversations. He’d yell at someone, make a point, or send a message, turn and walk away, and more than once the person on the other end would roll eyes or give a ‘whatever dude’ look.
You mean Kobe is a terrible leader who bitches constantly at his teammates? And his young teammates aren't responding and rallying around this type of behavior? I'm stunned, shocked and laughing really, really hard. Thanks Curt for revealing the real Kobe Bryant. Myabe someday Stephen A. Smith and the rest of the national media will take their lips off his ass for a minute and tell us what a jerkoff this guy really is.