Originally Posted by TORaptor4Ever
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.
He himself wouldn't come back if he knew he couldn't come back at an elite level.