Michael Jordan said:
Thats what leaders do, and why he has 5 championships. Outside of LeBron nobody keeps their body in better condition in the NBA than Kobe Bryant. He expects that same professionalism from his teammates, as we all know Jordan demanded the same from his teammates. I wouldn't be surprised if LeBron developed the same trait, and calls out his teammates toward the later part of his career when he's 34+ and father time is knocking at your back door.
Agree with this BUT... you don't pull that in front of the media. MJ was known to bully teammates and was generally hard with a lot of his teammates ie. punching Steve Kerr in the face and not speaking with Rodman on the team bus/plane. And even if everyone in Chicago knew he was a grade A as*hole, you still had to respect and admire him because he took care of business and kept things very professional. Those kind of criticisms should be kept in house and face to face. I'm no Kobe hater, but he shouldn't have threw Pau under the bus like that.