Originally Posted by oh the horror
So what shall he do? He played 30 MINUTES tonight. Phil Jackson is the coach, not Kobe Bryant.
Some people are nitpicking. He produces when he is on the floor. His coach wants him on the floor. He is doing his job.
So now we're all going to create an imaginary reason to hate called "stat padding?"
Thats just nonsense, and in this case, doesnt hold any real water.
If he isn't stat padding how do you explain 5 fouls? He obviously is trying to increase his fouls per game. If it wasn't for Phil Jackson taking him out Kobe would have had 15 FOULS! In no time, Kobe Bryant will become the GREATEST FOULER OF ALL TIME.