It’s ironic after watching a 17-0 free throw discrepency in the 4th that Alston and Pietrus are complaining about the refs.
ESPN: Alston said that wasn’t the only case of superstar treatment afforded Bryant. “There were times he was out there cursing the refs out and they weren’t calling technical fouls,” Alston said of Kobe. “I would get ejected [for that], but they won’t eject Kobe.”
That’s not all, Pietrus complained as well…
ESPN: That non-call against Kobe and another, when the Magic managed to get Bryant switched onto Howard for the final play of regulation but Bryant practically mugged Howard to keep him from breaking toward the basket, were two more of the myriad sub-chapters to the story of this incredible game — episodes that prompted all manner of questions that Pietrus repeatedly answered with three words: “He’s Kobe Bryant.”