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VIDEO: Kobe Bryant Jabs At NBA Vetoing Chris Paul Trade and ESPN Reviewed by Momizat on .   Kobe Bryant addressed the media on Tuesday, the day after he signed a $48.5 million, two-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers, and he was   Kobe Bryant addressed the media on Tuesday, the day after he signed a $48.5 million, two-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers, and he was Rating: 0
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VIDEO: Kobe Bryant Jabs At NBA Vetoing Chris Paul Trade and ESPN

 


Kobe Bryant addressed the media on Tuesday, the day after he signed a $48.5 million, two-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers, and he was in such good spirits that he thought he’d take a couple fun jabs during his press conference, which aired on Time Warner Cable SportsNet. First up, Bryant just couldn’t help but take another moment to mock ESPN for ranking him the 25th best player in the NBA. Next, Bryant made a sly remark in reference to David Stern and the NBA vetoing the trade that would have sent Chris Paul to the Lakers in 2011.

I think it’s lucky for me and the Lakers organization that this smart decision that they made business wise can’t be revoked by the NBA.”

Bryant had a smile on his face, but he had the media in an uproar of laughter. Is Bryant still upset about the ranking? Is he still bitter about what happened in 2011? You tell us by checking out our video above and don’t forget to subscribe to our Lakers Nation YouTube Channel.
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  • Jim213

    (PUN)…

    • Al Haldie

      He is another obummer….

    • ra

      ‘almost’ got it right …. more like the ‘droppings’

  • Shueb Baafe

    I will never forget that veto. Chris Paul with kb,& healthy Bynum would’ve won the title in 2012 for sure. He robbed us of a championship & a better future. FU Dictator Stern

    • Paytc

      I agree ! But I think Stern and the NBA were more concerned with enabling Lebron James to flourish because that is who they have already passed the torch to.

      A Kobe and CP3 hookup would have derailed all the NBA plans for the future and jeopardized the Jordan/NBA joint legacy.

      Kobe just has to do what he has always had to do……
      Keep exceeding expectations and over coming great odds.

      Kobe was not necessarily the guy the NBA wanted to pass MJ(Magic Johnson’s or Michael Jordan’s) torch to, but Kobe did what he always has done, Kobe earned and took what he wanted.

      Kobe is right about one thing and that is if the haters had it their way he would not be the only player in NBA history to play at a high level on one team for an unheard of 20 years.

      I salute both Kobe and the Lakers for once again setting the standard with this deal. Franchise and player loyalty at it’s finest !

      Cheers to Kobe’s successful return to the top and more Laker championships in the process.

      Go Kobe ! Go Lakers !

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