I've got to believe someone who has been around the block as long as Kobe has, sometimes in reverse, would have better shtick than: "Come to Hollywood and be Door No. 3" ...
...I sent Kobe the story and asked him to confirm, deny or both depending on the paragraph.
"Omg! I'm not getting mixed up in this kiddy drama spit, bro. Too old for that spit," Bryant responded via email.
Vecsey answered: " I understand your position. But if it's untrue, any of it, and allowed to circulate throughout the league, which is already happening, I would think you'd want to say it's not."
"Its not true," Kobe responded
As far as the denial, what else is Kobe supposed to say. Peter Vecsey should know that, but clearly skepticism was only required for the part of the story that was convenient to his storyline.
What I found most telling from this story was Kobe's first reaction to the statement. I think that says a lot about Kobe's opinion of Dwight's maturity level and in an indirect way confirms his rumored statement.