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Lakers News: Nick Young Talks About Kobe Bryant’s Trash-Talking

Kobe Bryant has been known to say whatever comes to his mind whether it is on or off the court. With the Los Angeles Lakers in the midst of a tumultuous season, Kobe spoke to the media recently about having no patience for a rebuilding process.

Apparently, Kobe wasn’t done showing his dissatisfaction with losing. Nick Young recently told ESPN Los Angeles reporter Dave McMenamin that Kobe “doesn’t talk to players on losing teams” as his way of trash-talking:

Kobe does not have much experience with losing as he has only missed the playoffs once in his illustrious career, the dreadful Rudy Tomjanovich season. Young and Kobe have been known to tease each other, so it’s hard to tell if Kobe was simply messing around with him or being serious.

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However, Kobe has been known to try to motivate players by calling them out, for example telling Pau Gasol to “but his big boy pants on” last season. While Kobe’s motives have worked with Gasol, they have caused him to clash heads with the likes of Shaquille O’Neal and Dwight Howard, who both departed Los Angeles after failing to get along with Kobe.

With this being the worst season in Laker history, Kobe, who only played in six games, seems to want nothing to do with this squad. Kobe has arguably one of the fiercest winning mentalities in all of the NBA and losing does not sit well with him. With Kobe knowing his window for winning his sixth championship is closing, anything but contending for a title will not satisfy Kobe.

With the Lakers having the worst season in recent history, Kobe has already said he is coming back with a vengeance and that revenge is sweet. When Kobe returns next season expect nothing but a championship run to satisfy the 16 time All-Star.
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  • Kay Carter

    let’s make this the only season we suck like this smh

  • Kenny boy



    • http://batman-news.com morons everywhere


  • bomb

    yeah, kobe is a competitor and a winner, doesn’t associate himself with mediocrity. nothing wrong with that, but most mediocre people don’t agree. maybe young and the lakers should play better.

  • firedantoni

    fire dantoni

  • Alex K Tatiracanal

    I like the trash talking. He’s talking about merit. It’s not enough to be a professional basketball player, you have to win games, go to the playoffs, win championships.

    It’s interesting how the article states that Kobe’s motivation rubbed Dwight Howard and Shaq the wrong way.

    I do think in some ways, Shaq underachieved. And that’s the knock on Dwight too.
    Kobe won two rings with Pau Gasol and honestly, for a while it looked like Shaq would get the last laugh.

    What you can say to one person might not work on another, but if the Laker players AND front office have a sense of urgency that Kobe seems to be alluding to, then there shouldn’t a repeat of this season.

  • Amy Kono

    I thought it was already settled that Shaq left because the Lakers refused to pay him more. I mean, Shaq has said this on multiple occasions. I keep seeing articles where writers blame Kobe’s personality for Shaq’s departure. I don’t know why they keep perpetuating that myth.

    Personally, I like friendly trash talking. I can’t imagine not doing it in a competitive setting.

    • Alex K Tatiracanal

      The story I heard was that Shaq wanted at least 100 million dollars and they were going to pay Kobe the same amount. They couldn’t afford both players.

      Part of the reasoning behind letting Shaq go was his work ethic. Great player, no doubt, but the Lakers saw the future.

      Kobe questioning Shaq’s work ethic wasn’t THE thing to make him leave, but as time went on, I would marvel at how Kobe would play at a high level through pain and Shaq, at times, would play every other day.

      When someone asked Shaq about taking games off, his response was..
      “I got hurt on company time, so I’m going to take off on company time!”

      And he wanted $100 million?

  • Pedro B

    Phil Jackson is gone for life from the Lakers. If Kobe really wanted a team to contend he should of took 10 million less to have more space cap. Steve Nash has a been a disappointment. Gasol needs to go. Got mad love for Kobe but your selfish on the floor(ball hog) and for taking all that money.

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