Yes, Kobe Bryant could be a real #$*&@%! to his teammates. He acknowledges this during his interview with HBO Real Sports reporter Andrea Kremer, who runs down a long list of unflattering terms. But, as Bryant points out in an anecdote involving Pau Gasol, his obnoxious behavior was usually geared toward motivating teammates to win.
Here's a clip from the story that premieres Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT: