Originally Posted by The Diamond Scorpion
Come on man, cut the crap. I don't like Kobe just like the rest of these prima donna "superstars" but I sure as hell respect his game and competitive nature. You can't honestly say that he is faking an injury. He currently has 31,700 points and 5 championships vs MJ who has 32,292 and 6 championships. Everybody knows Kobe wants to surpass MJ in both categories, so are you telling me Kobe would risk achieving these goals by faking an injury? If you seriously believe that then there is something wrong.
Lord knows I have no love for Kobe but I respect his work ethic and his desire to play. He definitely isn't faking.
That being said, if he can't come back and play effectively he should really think about restructuring his contract. Would be a bit of an A-hole move to squeeze your team for that much cash while being a shell of your former self.