Re: Would Gregg Popovich have the balls to bench Kobe if he was the Lakers coach?
Heck yeah. You see that he benched Timmy, Tony P and Manu at some points in their careers. It is coaches like Pop who have that cred that can do that to stars of Kobe's status. I think B-Shaw could have benched Kobe as well.
You would never see Lawerence Frank trying to bench Kobe. All heck would break loose up in Hollywood if Frank tried to bench Kobe. You need that status. Riles could have done it.