That’s true on the court, where he scores at will, and it’s true off the court, where he’s become increasingly predictable in his dealings with reporters.
As the NBA.com video at the bottom of this post notes, there are a few staples of Bryant’s acting repertoire, but which one will emerge at Staples on Thursday night?
Will it be “One Word Answer Kobe,” “Answering Questions With Questions Kobe,” “Sarcastic Laughter Kobe” or (my personal favorite) “Annoyed Face Rub Kobe”?
That, of course, is heavily dependent on whether the on-the-court Kobe becomes “Just Won Fifth Championship Kobe” or “Just Lost in Game 7 to the Celtics Kobe.”
Photo of the day
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Quote of the day
“I think talk is cheap. He’s got to stand toe to toe. And they’ve got to stand toe to toe with us for 90 minutes. And if he’s still standing, then I’ll take my hat off to him. But a lot of boxers talk, too, and they’re looking up at the lights. And the next thing they know, they’re trying to figure out how they got there.”
–USA keeper Tim Howard, on Slovenian Andrej Komac‘s prediction that Slovenia would beat the U.S.
Comment of the day
Never before in the history of commenting on the Internet has a poster been so polite in suggesting that someone else was an idiot.
“If you can not appreciate what Perkins does defensively, oh well. For me, the Lakers being able to dominate the paint after he went out of the game, tells me how much he was doing, so you might be an idiot. Just saying.”
Video of the day
Ladies and gentleman, NBA.com gives you “Press Conference Kobe.”
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