I just finished Phil Jackson's book today! It's a great read! It has made me dis-like Kobe even more. What surpised me the most is how selfish all these players are. Also they are whinny babies at times. Also in the book... It sucks to see how the media blows things out of proportion and twists their words... which we see in tennis all the time. It always cracks me up to see the the article and then look at the few things that they plucked out of the Q&A transcript in tennis.
As for Rudy I was glad to hear that he is still sober! Good for him! As for Kobe running him off.... I would have to say YES!