Lakers Teammates Unwisely Trash Talk Kobe Bryant During Practice
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Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant returned to practice on Sunday for the Los Angeles Lakers after sitting out for about a week and a half due to a lower leg contusion suffered in the preseason. Some of his younger teammates made things interesting for the veteran by talking some trash to the 37-year-old.

Apparently, Metta World Peace claims that those teammates talking trash to Kobe wasn’t the best idea. As usual, the trash talk fueled the fire for Bryant, via Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News.

“Somebody decided to talk to Kobe,” Lakers forward Metta World Peace said, laughing. “That was the wrong thing to do.”

World Peace didn’t want to disclose the names of the teammates that were bold enough to talk trash to the face of the franchise, via Medina.

“I’m not going to disclose any names because we’re a very confidential organization,” World Peace said, smiling. “But it wasn’t the right move. It was definitely not smart.”

Although World Peace wasn’t willing to mention which of his teammates were going back and forth with Kobe, Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times knew which players were taking jabs at Bryant during practices.

It comes as no surprise Young would be one of the two players to talk some trash to Kobe. Young had a few battles in practice last year, but Williams being the other player is interesting.

Williams comes off as soft-spoken, but apparently, that may be far from the case. These teammates being bold enough to go head-to-head with Kobe could be a good sign of some healthy competition in practice.

Good competition. I knew Nick Young would be one of the trash talkers. A bit surprised about Lou. For once in a long time all five members of the starting unit will demand attention on offense. Can’t wait for Wednesday

  • Good competition. I knew Nick Young would be one of the trash talkers. A bit surprised about Lou. For once in a long time all five members of the starting unit will demand attention on offense. Can’t wait for Wednesday

  • As long it was all done in FUN I see no problem, things like that happens all the time in sports, as long as it does not get out of control, that could make bad locker rooms. Been there seen that.

  • As long it was all done in FUN I see no problem, things like that happens all the time in sports, as long as it does not get out of control, that could make bad locker rooms. Been there seen that.

  • It’s good to know there is some healthy trash talk going on and that teammates are already firing up the old man.

    With that said, obviously I’m a huge fan of the Lakers, but to be a Lakers fan also means being a fan of the NBA. With that in mind, I’d like to say RIP Flip Saunders. While I know it’s not Lakers news directly, this is someone who has been in the NBA family a long time, from what those around the league say was a great guy. My condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and the Timberwolves. A class act.

  • It’s good to know there is some healthy trash talk going on and that teammates are already firing up the old man.

    With that said, obviously I’m a huge fan of the Lakers, but to be a Lakers fan also means being a fan of the NBA. With that in mind, I’d like to say RIP Flip Saunders. While I know it’s not Lakers news directly, this is someone who has been in the NBA family a long time, from what those around the league say was a great guy. My condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and the Timberwolves. A class act.

  • Young pups testing the Alpha male….then the Alpha males raises up and they all “Run Back to Their Fantasy.”…..He might be Older but he’s Still a MAMBA……Nick and Lou….Staring thru their Rearview….hoping the Mamba don’t see you……LOL….Good Fun.

  • Young pups testing the Alpha male….then the Alpha males raises up and they all “Run Back to Their Fantasy.”…..He might be Older but he’s Still a MAMBA……Nick and Lou….Staring thru their Rearview….hoping the Mamba don’t see you……LOL….Good Fun.

  • Nick’s behavior is rubbing off on Lou. Lets see if they can backup all this talk in the regular season. Glad the game is on ESPN and not TNT so we don’t have to hear Chuck, Shaq and Kenny hate on the team.

  • Nick’s behavior is rubbing off on Lou. Lets see if they can backup all this talk in the regular season. Glad the game is on ESPN and not TNT so we don’t have to hear Chuck, Shaq and Kenny hate on the team.

  • Yes Kobes team won. They said he did a windmill dunk and everything.

  • Very sad news. Gonna be an extremely emotional opening night Wednesday. T-wolves gonna be playing with a very heavy heart against these Lakers. Flip was a great guy man.

  • Very sad news. Gonna be an extremely emotional opening night Wednesday. T-wolves gonna be playing with a very heavy heart against these Lakers. Flip was a great guy man.

  • They both know Kobe is on his way out. They’re just trying to show that they’re ready to step up.

  • They both know Kobe is on his way out. They’re just trying to show that they’re ready to step up.

  • Ugh maybe it is worse then. Reggie is a Kobe/Laker hater.

  • No report on how Kobe responded? Maybe the old man can’t run anything more than his mouth against these guys anymore. Lol! You reading this, Kobe? You probably can’t. Better get those reading glasses! Bwahahaha!

  • No report on how Kobe responded? Maybe the old man can’t run anything more than his mouth against these guys anymore. Lol! You reading this, Kobe? You probably can’t. Better get those reading glasses! Bwahahaha!

  • Thank you for your post. RIP Flip. You were one of the good ones. We will all miss you.

  • Thank you for your post. RIP Flip. You were one of the good ones. We will all miss you.

  • well said. flip gone way too soon. thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

    RIP

  • well said. flip gone way too soon. thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

    RIP

  • trash talking IS the game of basketball…even if you remain silent, it motivates you..I give Lou and Nick credit for being confident in their game to challenge the great player that Kobe is, and I’m very happy to hear that Kobe can respond like the great player that he is.

  • trash talking IS the game of basketball…even if you remain silent, it motivates you..I give Lou and Nick credit for being confident in their game to challenge the great player that Kobe is, and I’m very happy to hear that Kobe can respond like the great player that he is.

  • Not to change the subject but…
    Lou Williams is a very welcome addition to the team, it’s quite obvious he is very very competent, he creates and he scores, and he KNOWS he can

  • Not to change the subject but…
    Lou Williams is a very welcome addition to the team, it’s quite obvious he is very very competent, he creates and he scores, and he KNOWS he can

  • He was I saw a tweet were it said he was throwing down windmills in practice lol

  • He was I saw a tweet were it said he was throwing down windmills in practice lol

  • That’s where you are wrong, Reggie Miller is a Kobe supporter, Reggie is one of the few that still respects and refers to Kobe as the Black Mamba. But you’re right about TNT Chuck is a big Laker hater!

  • That’s where you are wrong, Reggie Miller is a Kobe supporter, Reggie is one of the few that still respects and refers to Kobe as the Black Mamba. But you’re right about TNT Chuck is a big Laker hater!

  • Nick better be careful! Didn’t Nick Young break a finger or something in practice last year trying talk trash and D up Kobe?

  • Lately Miller has not been a kobe supporter. Yes he may refer to him as the black mamba. But he has made more than a few hater remarks lately. I don’t think kobe and the Lakers have a bunch of media or nba support. Hopefully they stay healthy and take what should rightfully be given to 16 time championship teams.

  • Lately Miller has not been a kobe supporter. Yes he may refer to him as the black mamba. But he has made more than a few hater remarks lately. I don’t think kobe and the Lakers have a bunch of media or nba support. Hopefully they stay healthy and take what should rightfully be given to 16 time championship teams.

  • This is why I like Nick, he’s not afraid to step up to Kobe and Lou was a bit of a surprise. This is good stuff

  • This is why I like Nick, he’s not afraid to step up to Kobe and Lou was a bit of a surprise. This is good stuff

  • At least someone is talking instead of not saying anything like a bunch of the Mitches from last season.

  • At least someone is talking instead of not saying anything like a bunch of the Mitches from last season.

  • I agree KG was one of my favorite players to watch back when flip was coaching the team. RIP Flip Saunders.

  • I agree KG was one of my favorite players to watch back when flip was coaching the team. RIP Flip Saunders.

  • Kenny doesn’t hate he’s a admitted laker fan he lives in LA. Shaq doesn’t really hate either that’s where most of his Legacy is. Charles is the big time Hater it would kill him to see Kobe get another ring.

  • Kenny doesn’t hate he’s a admitted laker fan he lives in LA. Shaq doesn’t really hate either that’s where most of his Legacy is. Charles is the big time Hater it would kill him to see Kobe get another ring.

  • No. It’s Mr. “Hand down man down” Jeff Van Gundy and Michael Breen “BANG”. Also Mike Tirico & Hubie Brown calls games. Reggie Miller works for TNT

  • No. It’s Mr. “Hand down man down” Mark Jackson,Jeff Van Gundy and Michael Breen “BANG”. Also Mike Tirico & Hubie Brown calls games. Reggie Miller works for TNT

  • Nah no he’s not. The only time he goes against Kobe is when they compare him to MJ

  • Nah no he’s not. The only time he goes against Kobe is when they compare him to MJ

  • Trash talks again? After the GSW nightmare, I was hoping for some news on team building, team ball and less individualism.

  • Trash talks again? After the GSW nightmare, I was hoping for some news on team building, team ball and less individualism.

  • Just a listing of their nicknames should tell you the pecking order, Sweet Lou, Swaggy P, and the Black Mamba. Sweet Lou sounds like a BBQ dinner, Swaggy P sounds like a medical condition and Black Mamba is a killer snake.

  • Just a listing of their nicknames should tell you the pecking order, Sweet Lou, Swaggy P, and the Black Mamba. Sweet Lou sounds like a BBQ dinner, Swaggy P sounds like a medical condition and Black Mamba is a killer snake.

  • Shaq just said the other day his advice to the Lakers is to get new players lol. He joins in on the laughs. Kenny is from NY and damn proud of it. When did he become a Laker fan?

  • Shaq just said the other day his advice to the Lakers is to get new players lol. He joins in on the laughs. Kenny is from NY and damn proud of it. When did he become a Laker fan?

  • Shaq was just being Shaq but he’s got love for L.A. It’s not like he was lying we do need new players good ones and a lot of them. Kenny reps NY all day everyday but he lives in L.A and he said he was a fan out of his own mouth.

  • Shaq was just being Shaq but he’s got love for L.A. It’s not like he was lying we do need new players good ones and a lot of them. Kenny reps NY all day everyday but he lives in L.A and he said he was a fan out of his own mouth.

  • So why was it unwise to trash talk Kobe? Did he posterize them? Drained jumper after jumper on them? Did he shut them down on D? Did he punch them in the mouth? Lol, so why was it unwise again? This article might as well not have been written, smh.

  • So why was it unwise to trash talk Kobe? Did he posterize them? Drained jumper after jumper on them? Did he shut them down on D? Did he punch them in the mouth? Lol, so why was it unwise again? This article might as well not have been written, smh.

  • Lol I call you out and all you can do is attack my spelling. You’re a joke.

  • Lol I call you out and all you can do is attack my spelling. You’re a joke.

  • I’m actually very smart. I can do math and I can read a stat sheet. That’s why I can tell Kobe fell off. I don’t hate Kobe. Im just ready for him to retire.

  • I’m actually very smart. I can do math and I can read a stat sheet. That’s why I can tell Kobe fell off. I don’t hate Kobe. Im just ready for him to retire.

  • Lets keep it real, youngsters are just getting competitive and confident! Trynna dethrone Kobe. GO Clips!

  • Lets keep it real, youngsters are just getting competitive and confident! Trynna dethrone Kobe. GO Clips!

  • Call me out on what? I am only reporting what actual reporters who were there said. Now shut up stupid.

  • Call me out on what? I am only reporting what actual reporters who were there said. Now shut up stupid.

  • Obviously kobe shut them down..probably beat them jumper after jumper..and that what mwp mean trash talk someone u can beat or u will regret it

  • Obviously kobe shut them down..probably beat them jumper after jumper..and that what mwp mean trash talk someone u can beat or u will regret it

  • trash talking is part of the game and practice, no harm, no foul, the media always seems to blow things out of proportion just to make sales !!!!

  • trash talking is part of the game and practice, no harm, no foul, the media always seems to blow things out of proportion just to make sales !!!!

  • Terrible article. Didn’t even bother to TRY to say *why* it was “unwise” to trash talk the Mamba… Did he scorch them? Did he even practice? Very weak journalism.

  • Terrible article. Didn’t even bother to TRY to say *why* it was “unwise” to trash talk the Mamba… Did he scorch them? Did he even practice? Very weak journalism.

  • Really? He is one of the worst shooters in the NBA. More like a Garden Snake than a venomous snake.

  • The reports I read were that they were talking trash and it got under Kobe’s skin. That is all.

  • The reports I read were that they were talking trash and it got under Kobe’s skin. That is all.

  • Let me guess … CLIPPERSRUNLA got banned so you’re back under this moniker now? Lets make sure you never taste this forum again. Anyone who sees this guy FLAG FLAG GLAG

  • Let me guess … CLIPPERSRUNLA got banned so you’re back under this moniker now? Lets make sure you never taste this forum again. Anyone who sees this guy FLAG FLAG GLAG

  • I know. I enjoy it. I was just shocked that Lou engaged. Most players shy away from talking to Kobe like that…except Nick of course.

  • I know. I enjoy it. I was just shocked that Lou engaged. Most players shy away from talking to Kobe like that…except Nick of course.

  • Kobe’s finished – he just doesn’t want to admit it. Got a thing called EGO that’s been his worst enemy these last few years – see any new gold rings since Phil left?? He’s yesterday’s news, a past-his-prime old player who doesn’t know when to leave the game. Can’t wait to see him & Jim Buss walk out the Exit door.

  • If “teammates UNWISELY trash talked Kobe Bryant” it means Kobe stepped up his game. Use logic bro

  • If “teammates UNWISELY trash talked Kobe Bryant” it means Kobe stepped up his game. Use logic bro

  • False hope…They will not be contenders and this year will just be a fun side show to watch the old guy play out his last season.

  • False hope…They will not be contenders and this year will just be a fun side show to watch the old guy play out his last season.

  • So what did Kobe do? Give them Noogies? Spit on them? Pee on their legs? WHAT?

  • So what did Kobe do? Give them Noogies? Spit on them? Pee on their legs? WHAT?

  • Kobe told them he could take 30 shots and Byron had his back. Kobe launched away. BS wouldn’t let Swaggy return fire unless he learned to play D. End of story.

  • Kobe told them he could take 30 shots and Byron had his back. Kobe launched away. BS wouldn’t let Swaggy return fire unless he learned to play D. End of story.

  • I hope it wasn’t hibs. Those footages of him working mma looked terrible. awkward rudimentary jabs. Hit he bag like you mean it, man.

  • I hope it wasn’t hibs. Those footages of him working mma looked terrible. awkward rudimentary jabs. Hit he bag like you mean it, man.

  • Chuck in no way is a hater. He speaks the truth and does his job as a analyst. If you cant take the truth, that your team sucks, then maybe just mute it cry baby

  • Chuck in no way is a hater. He speaks the truth and does his job as a analyst. If you cant take the truth, that your team sucks, then maybe just mute it cry baby

  • 1976-77 Minnesota Golden gophers. Flip was on a mean roster…

    Mychal Thompson, Kevin McHale, Ray Williams and Flip. Team went 24-3 that season. Ray Williams died young due of cancer also.

    RIP Flip.

  • 1976-77 Minnesota Golden gophers. Flip was on a mean roster…

    Mychal Thompson, Kevin McHale, Ray Williams and Flip. Team went 24-3 that season. Ray Williams died young due of cancer also.

    RIP Flip.

  • They can mock kobe he’s expendable and teammates think an expandable will dominate the ball come regular season time that’s not good for developing young players. A ballhog will always be a ballhog. I bet laker players want him out they don’t need kobe.

  • They can mock kobe he’s expendable and teammates think an expandable will dominate the ball come regular season time that’s not good for developing young players. A ballhog will always be a ballhog. I bet laker players want him out they don’t need kobe.

  • This will probably be Kobe’s signature highlight for the season, sadly enough. The reports have him statistically as about the 163rd best player in the NBA now, and that’s when he’s fully healthy.

  • This will probably be Kobe’s signature highlight for the season, sadly enough. The reports have him statistically as about the 163rd best player in the NBA now, and that’s when he’s fully healthy.

  • Better that it was the two vets than any of the youngsters. I prefer rookies and younger players show their due respect.

    Both Lou and Nick can light it up with the best of em…If they’re bold enough to get in Kobe’s ear and fire him up, so be it…Let the dominant alpha-dog prevail with his game doing some trash-talking too.

  • Better that it was the two vets than any of the youngsters. I prefer rookies and younger players show their due respect.

    Both Lou and Nick can light it up with the best of em…If they’re bold enough to get in Kobe’s ear and fire him up, so be it…Let the dominant alpha-dog prevail with his game doing some trash-talking too.

  • What happened to the moderator that was deleting comments? I was happy we could finally talk in peace, without these damn invaders in our website. Send them back to yahoo message boards. They are welcome there, because yahoo is the hate capital of the internet!! SMH.

  • What happened to the moderator that was deleting comments? I was happy we could finally talk in peace, without these damn invaders in our website. Send them back to yahoo message boards. They are welcome there, because yahoo is the hate capital of the internet!! SMH.

  • Sounds more like you are running your mouth Dana. And you don’t look attractive to me in your pic. Don’t flatter yourself too much with your greasy looking ugly blonde hair!!!

  • Sounds more like you are running your mouth Dana. And you don’t look attractive to me in your pic. Don’t flatter yourself too much with your greasy looking ugly blonde hair!!!

  • If they are serious about moderating this site, your comment is one that should be deleted. The only comment you have to offer is to insult me? Nothing related to basketball?

    And by the way, I’m lesbian and am happily married, so I really couldn’t care less whether or not you find me attractive. I know you tried to insult me, but it’s only an insult in your head. Lol!

  • If they are serious about moderating this site, your comment is one that should be deleted. The only comment you have to offer is to insult me? Nothing related to basketball?

    And by the way, I’m lesbian and am happily married, so I really couldn’t care less whether or not you find me attractive. I know you tried to insult me, but it’s only an insult in your head. FYI, women don’t go around worrying about whether or not you find them attractive. ROFL!

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