Kobe said this about him...
"But like, the game before we
traded for Pau, were playing Detroit and I had like 40 points towards
the end of the game. This is back when Detroit had Rasheed [Wallace],
Chauncey [Billups] and those guys, so we had no business being in the
game. So down the stretch of the game, they put in a box and one. So I'm
surrounded by these players, Detroit players, and Kwame is under the
basket, all by himself. Literally, like all by himself. So I pass him
the ball, he bobbled it and it goes out of bounds.
"So we go back to the timeout and
I'm [upset], right? He goes, 'I was wide open.' 'Yeah, I know.' This is
how I'm talking to him, like, during the game. I said, 'You're going to
be open again, Kwame, because Rasheed is just totally ignoring you.' He
said, 'Well, if I'm open don't throw it to me.' I was like, 'Huh?' He
said, 'Don't throw it to me.' I said, 'Why not?' He said, well, 'I'm
nervous. If I catch it and they foul me, I won't make the free throws.' I
said, 'Hell no!'
Never heard of a professional player in any sport said out loud they don't want the ball. I guess it's not a fluke he was a bust.