told me out his own mouth that I couldn't talk to him. That my accolades under my belt weren't deserving enough for me to talk to him.
If he had that big a problem with it he should have done something then and there. Not bring it up in the media years later. Bill cartwright told Jordan he would break his legs when he disrespected him.
Kobe: Then Denver will make the right decisions, bring in the right personnel and heíll stick around. Itís not rocket science. Ö. I know for me, itís all about winning. In my situation, we werenít spending the money to get players Ė they had me playing around with Smush Parker. Until they decided they wanted to make the necessary sacrifices financially to get a team thatís competitive, I didnít want to be (with the Lakers). Itís as simple as that.