What a great, great read and a look at the guy you don't get to see opened up too often:
Privately, there are plenty of national-team elders and coaches who are
curious about how that chemistry will work in 2012. Mostly, they wonder
whether James will see it as his time, his team, with Bryant 34 years old.
From the return of the Miami clique to the arrival of Kevin Durant, it’ll
be a different dynamic, a different vibe.
For a moment, Bryant tried to answer it diplomatically.
“Um, I don’t know,” he said.
Only, Kobe Bryant did know – and finally said so.
“Actually, I really don’t give a [expletive]. I’m not curious about it.
Give me my [expletive] gold medal and then let me try to win another NBA
championship. Let’s practice, have a good time, and if you need me in the
last two minutes of the game, I’ll be coming in to pull the [expletive]