Likable probably was not the right word to use to characterize Kobe. One word would not be able to sum him up there are so many different aspects to him. What I was trying to point out is that to me Kobe could carry himself in a better way. I know he is trying to win basketball games and he doesn't have a lot help around him, but he always looks mad. He has this sour face like he's better than everyone so why are we even bothering to play the games. All his smiles even look forced. Other superstars like Lebron, Wade, or Shaq look like they are having fun. Even AI looks like he enjoys playing basketball more than Kobe. Maybe if he adjusts his attitude a little more maybe the league will be quicker to protect him and get him more trips to the line.
You should watch him play this season, haven't seen him have more fun!