Kobe Bryant has no qualms with letting his mouth run wild, even when it is regarding the poor performance of past teammates. The competitiveness of Kobe Bryant is as top notch as it gets, but sometimes his mouth gets the best of him and it happened last night following sitting out the Lakers preseason game with an injury. Kobe went off on former teammate Smush Parker as only Kobe can do.
From the O.C. register:
“I almost won an MVP with Smush Parker and Kwame Brown on my team,” Bryant said before Wednesday’s 93-75 exhibition loss to Portland. “I was shooting 45 times a game. What was I supposed to do? Pass it to Chris Mihm or Kwame Brown.”
Bryant was referring to 2005-06 when the Lakers’ roster included Brian Cook, Stanislav Medvedenko, Devean George and Parker, Mihm and Brown.
Bryant continued, taking aim at his favorite whipping boy, Parker, calling him “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.”
Keep it classy, Kobe.