Kobe Bryant has only played is six of L.A.’s 43 games this season, so Mamba has wisely expressed that he doesn’t want to play in the All-Star game despite finishing fifth overall in voting, preferring instead to see the guys who have played all season long be rewarded.
In addition to the classy words above, Kobe added, “I think it’s important for them to go in and perform. They’ve been playing all season. They deserve to be in there. They deserve to play. So, I see no reason why they shouldn’t be out there doing their thing.”
It probably makes sense for Kobe to get the extra rest anyway. Still, it’s nice to see him recognize it’s unfair to the standout players who have been out there all year.
Old, increasingly sincere and candid Kobe is everyone’s favorite Kobe.
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