Kobe Bryant may be one of the greatest basketball players of all time, but not everyone wants to share the court with the future NBA Hall of Famer anymore. In fact, “most guys don’t want to play with Kobe,” according to Milwaukee Bucks forward Jared Dudley, who made the comments during an appearance on ESPN Radio Wednesday.
The Los Angeles Lakers’ longtime franchise player is known for his intensity and ball-dominating style, but age and injuries have began his decline on the court. Bryant‘s refusal to “tone it down” and start deferring to his teammates more often has made L.A. an increasingly unappealing place to play, however, which is frustrating given his immense talent.
“When he wants to, the worst thing about it, is he can,” Dudley said of Bryant turning to his teammates more often. “Remember, Kobe gets in this thing where he doesn’t pass and then he overpasses and he’s trying to get triple doubles ever night, so we know you have it, it’s just not something he wants to do, and that’s why I think it’ll be a while before the Lakers can get good, because no stars — I mean, (Kevin) Love — I’ll be surprised if Love wanted to go there.”
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