Either way, both don't like each other. That's fine. Both egos can't stand each other. I can roll with that. But they did do things in this league player/coach, that only a few have... I think fans both will look at that and not dwell on this.
They did team up a second time around and won back to back titles and went to 3 straight Finals.
And that was after Phil wrote the book "The Last Season", where he said Kobe was "un coachable", as well other things.
There's also a flip side to every coin: