Kobe Bryant's blatant disregard for sportsmanlike conduct doesn't really bother me. It's his refusal to mask it somewhat that perplexes me. The video above captures two Bryant elbows, both of which received one-game suspensions. History repeats itself.
An elbow thrown at the Sixers' Kyle Korver by the Lakers' Kobe Bryant in the final moments of the first half of Friday night's game is "being looked at" by league officials, an NBA source indicated.
No video of the most recent elbow available on the web -- you're slacking again, YouTubers -- but Korver said:
"I didn't think it was that big a deal. I thought it was an offensive foul. After I saw it on replay, it looked a lot worse than I thought it was during the game. It all happens fast. It's no big deal. It's just part of the game."
Try convincing David Stern of that. One thing you can say about Stern is that he doesn't take these things lightly (which could be good or bad, depending on your point of view). Meanwhile, Kobe might want to think about watching those arm movements, he's beginning to pick up a reputation. Even Chris Simon thinks Bryant plays dirty.