God help me, I'm really starting to warm up to the new Bizzaro-Kobe. Not only is he almost seemlessly integrating his game with players heretofore considered afterthoughts, he's now Casey Stengel and Stephen Colbert rolled into one:
Bryant was tossed by referee Leon Wood after complaining that a hard foul against Brown should have been called flagrant.
"He didn't like my toneage, if that's a word." Bryant said. "He's the decider. Is that a word, decider?"
Cucoo-Cachoo, Kobe, Cucoo-cachoo.
Update: Raja, why do you have to throw Leandro Barbosa to the wolves like this:
Bell repeated that throwing Bryant down was wrong but explained what led to the foul and made clear his dislike for the Lakers' star.Kobe for at least 40 tommorow, guaranteed. Have you learned nothing? Kobe's slavish devotion to Jordanophilia dictates that he take the above as the dreaded Personal Slight, and punish you (or your poor hapless surrogate Barbosa, since you hauled off and got yourself suspended). Maybe you have a Wednesday tee-time that you don't want to break, huh, Raja?
"I have no respect for him," Bell said. "I think he's a pompous, arrogant individual."