Maybe believed that Williams would replace Bryant if the NBA had allowed him to sit out the game.
what does that even mean?
the nba didnt let kobe sit out the game?
thats ridiculous... kobe wanted to start (for some strange reason) then sit out for the rest of the 47 minutes... the nba didnt force him to start or play that 1 minute.
i think kobe had some personal shit going on where he wanted to start his consecutive 8th all star game... or whatever the number is.