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