Jan 22, 2014; Coral Gables, FL, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant watches the game between the Duke Blue Devils Miami Hurricanes in the first half at BankUnited Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Kobe Bryant takes another shot at Los Angeles Lakers

Another day, another verbal shot from the mouth of Kobe Bryant.

Ever since the Lakers ‘convinced’ Bryant to sit out the remainder of the season, the Black Mamba has been firing off verbal missiles – both at teammates and the Los Angeles front office.

Today was no different as Lakers guard Nick Young was asked what kind of trash talk he hears from Kobe Bryant. His response? That Kobe doesn’t talk to players on bad teams.

Nick Young on the trash talk he hears from Kobe: “I don’t talk to players on teams that are 20 games under .500″


Few (if any) players in the NBA take losing harder than Bryant, who has more than expressed his displeasure with the Lakers this season in a handful of ways – this just another attempt at doing so,

I’m not sure it was as much of a slight towards Young as it was towards the entire team/organization for the poor on-court product, but regardless Kobe was certainly attempting to send a message with the comment.

Tags: Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers Nick Young

  • Mylan Welborn

    He wasn’t sending a message.. HE WAS TRASH TALKING!

    It’s like playing the dozens with your friends, especially teammates. Bryants other interview may have issues but this one is a non-issue

  • Travis

    I think it’s Kobe way of trying to get his team motivated to finish out the season strong because I’m pretty sure he still talks to Pau Gasol

  • tko

    Truthfully and rightfully so kobe as long as u can play at a high level if next season isn’t any better if u can opt out do so if not sign one year one on a team that’s a contender you’ll still be able to retire a Laker and have a better chance for a six ring.and oh yes I’d took the money to after being in the league 18yrars