Kobe Bryant has no problem when people call him names as long as they are true. Words like a**hole, selfish, arrogant, ruthless just roll right off his shoulder with a laugh because he owns it. He knows those words describe him and that is why he was great. You don’t earn many friends by being that way but you do earn their respect. Nobody was off limits to his ways, that includes his great friend Paul Gasol. Kobe speaks on a time be pulled a real a**hole move on Pau with the hopes of motivating him. In the end it worked.