The greatest of all time chimed in about Kobe’s frusteration displayed last week throughout the media.
L.A. Times: “Frustration is a part of the game, especially with a competitor. You want to win so bad, and you’ve been there, and you want to get back there-and you feel it hasn’t really happened that way, and you look for reasons why. I think the unfortunate thing is, we judge him in a very emotional state. He’s watching these young kids continue to play, and he’s not. It gets at him. And he starts looking for reasons.
“That’s understandable, but I think he’s got a good scenario over there, a good GM, a good coach. I understand the frustration. I never got to that point, but I can’t say that I can’t identify with it. The worst time for that to happen is now. You want to play. Who wants to be home watching basketball? You want to be out there at the most important time of the season. Then you sit down and you get frustrated and you start pointing fingers or looking for reasons why. He’ll get out of that, as basketball gets away, and summer comes. I think he’ll mellow back and understand the organization is still trying to make the right moves.”