Thursday, October 11, 2012

Kobe Just Don't Care

Kobe was feeling frisky last night before the Lakers' exhibition game with the Blazers.  Check out his quote about his 2005/2006 squad.

"I almost won an MVP with Smush Parker and Kwame Brown on my team. I was shooting 45 times a game. What was I supposed to do? Pass it to Chris Mihm or Kwame Brown?"  Then he got a bit more involved with Smush: "the worst. He shouldn't have been in the NBA but we were too cheap to pay for a point guard. So we let him walk on."

Kobe's 05-06  Lakers' roster also included Brian Cook, Stanislav Medvedenko and Devean George.

Kobe is at the point in his career where you can liken what he says to the nonsensical ramblings that come out of your 95 year old grandma when she refers to her neighborhood getting "dark" in ear shot of her new, African-American neighbors.  You look at her cross eyed and shake your head, as does her new neighbor, but ultimately she gets away with it because she is 95 years old and can say what she pleases.

I'm excited to see what other golden nuggets Kobe bestows on us in the next two years.

A little background on this video.  In '05, the Lakers' starters were just pulled because they were up 20+ points midway through the 4th.  Kobe was laughing because Smush was close to his career high in points and wanted to go back in in the game.  Kobe told him Phil Jackson wanted him to go back into the game so Smush went to the scorer's table.  As soon as he got to the scorer's table, Jackson told Smush to sit back down. 

PS Smush was probably bad, but I don't think he was quiiiiiiiiiite the worst....

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