Kobe's attorney may have indeed smeared the alleged victim. However, the alleged victim has already smeared Kobe. The question is, who is the victim and who is the perpetrator? We now have sex and lies. Too bad there is no videotape.
The Kobe Bryant situation is truly a distraction to the Lakers. Gary Payton and Karl Malone came to the Lakers with one purpose, that being to win a championship. It appears Bryant has put up quite an obstacle toward that goal.
A code of conduct needs to be established in pro sports. Bryant needs to be apart from the Lakers until his personal life no longer interferes with the good of the team. I believe, in the long run, that even without Bryant the Lakers have a tremendous chance to win a championship. With the distractions from Bryant, I fear they have no chance.