Originally Posted by angryllama
To say he's not a cheater is presumptive. The last two times they have played Dallas, I have seen Bryant intentionally elbow Nowitzki in the face. Josh Howard got him back in the second game by literally clotheslining him on his way to the rim. The following game, Bryant actually got caught doing that same thing to Mike Miller and got suspended.
That's not cheating, that's just playing dirty. Bruce Bowen is just as bad, if not worse, as are several other NBA players.
I'd consider Manu Ginobli and his endless flopping to be more of a "cheater" then Kobe.