About the Bibby thing, yes, Bibby was fouling Kobe, but that’s no reason for an elbow to the face. Earlier in the game I thought Webber was fouling Kobe when he had him wrapped up, but an elbow was thrown at face level to get away from Webber. Neither King attempted to hurt Kobe, but he tried to hurt them, or at least use the threat of violence to keep them away. Basketball should not be about violence. We have better sports for that. But what Kobe is missing compared to Jordan is his killer instinct. But Kobe’s young; he has time to develop that “extra thing” that Jordan had. He is definitely as physically talented as Jordan was at just about any age; that’s not a question. The only spark of real heart I saw from Kobe was in the San Antonio series. There was like 29 seconds left in the game, LA had the ball and down by 1. So they put the ball in Kobe’s hands. He quickly proceeds to dribble it off of his foot towards center court. (This is where I get off saying he’s not clutch, but wait.) Luckily, Fisher was there to recover, and he launched a shot. Time was running down, and LA needed to score. Fisher missed the shot, and Kobe went to get the rebound. The flash of emotion I saw from him on that rebound - him elevating like no other to get that rebound - and then making the shot is the first sign of any 4th quarter killer instinct that I’ve seen from him. Granted, it came from him screwing up in the first place, but you’ve gotta learn somehow. I just haven’t been too impressed with him finishing off the big games. But that’s too harsh, as he is only 23. Damn, I’m just jealous.