It was a simple question for a ballplayer who not only grew up in the area and was the son of a well-known Big 5 and Sixers' star, but also knew how to dig the needle into the sensitive fanbase.

So Kobe, why is Andre Iguodala so underappreciated in Philadelphia?

"He's an all-around player and it's rare in the game today to see a guy that can shoot, handle the ball, play for others and defend the team's best player," said Iguodala's Olympic teammate, Kobe Bryant, before Sunday's Team USA practice session at George Washington University. "It's a rare combination and in this day and age it's common to have specialists — guys who can do one or the other — and he seems to be able to do them all."