I have news for Kobe Bryant. Soap operas are fine for winning teams. MJ's Bulls could have Rodman acting a fool because they won. When you lose, you are just a buffoon.
After Kobe drove Shaq and Phil out of L.A., it was clear that titles mattered less to him than Kobe did. That's fine. He has his rings, and it is pretty unlikely that people will ever denigrate his rings by pointing out that he won't win one without Shaq. He will be a Hall of Famer.
Still, today it was reported that Kobe and Karl Malone had an issue because Karl Malone supposedly hit on Kobe's (very, very beautiful) wife. He is alleged to have said, "'Why don't you come over here and sit next to me and give me a big hug?' Vanessa said, 'Why? For what?' And Karl replied, 'If you do that it will be on the cover of every magazine in the country.'" He then is alleged to have said, "'Do you like me?'" Finally, he is supposed to have replied to her statement that he was a married man who was old enough to be her father by saying 'Oh, like your daddy?'"
This is the most ridiculous thing I have read in ages. It is to Karl's eternal credit that when he was acting like a fool talking like that to Kobe's wife, he never said anything about Kobe the rapist, I guess. Kobe should have kept his yap shut about this.
By the way, former hated Michigan Wolverine guard Rob Pilinka is Kobe's agent.