"The Laker fans conveniently forget that Kobe was a GRADE-A CANCER from 2001-2006. He was having probs with Shaq as far back as 1999. Of the 25 greatest players ever - and he's one of them - he was by far the worst teammate over the course of his career. Just because he's settled down and embraced principles like "not showing up guys on the court" and "not being a jerk" doesn't change what happened from 2001-06."
Bill Simmons, ESPN