Even though he is not the same Kobe, I would like to see him play, but the uncertainty has me REALLY hesistant on buying tickets. How long before tip was it announced that he wouldn't play and what is the reason? It was just said he wanted to play in all 82 this year. Pretty sure it is some Heated fans (no pun intended) in the arena tonight.
I have always been in the camp that if players are sitting out due to rest, the ticket paying public should be notified in advance. Most of people who bought tickets to the Heat game tonight wanted to see Kobe for possibly one last time.
Found out only a couple hours from tipoff.