The war between Kobe Bryant and ESPN is continuing to brew. First they ranked him the 40th best player in the NBA. Bryant then responded by calling them idiots. ESPN then fired back saying they overrated him in the first place. Kobe then took another dig at the sports giant by calling them idiots yet again while telling rookie Julius Randle to be smart. And now we have this long and detailed article from ESPN which blames Bryant for the Lakers downfall. In addition to his contract extension, they also write details from anonymous sources saying that Bryant contributed to the Lakers inability to land a big star and whenever they did get one, Bryant drove them away (i.e Dwight Howard). One of the big stars they mentioned was Paul George but he denies the claim.