Feb 16, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant speaks during a press conference before the 2014 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

NBA rumors: Kobe Bryant trash talks Lakers teammates


The Los Angeles Lakers struggling without their top veteran players on the court comes as no surprise, and neither does the news that Kobe Bryant is having a hard time dealing with watching his team have a hard time on the court.

According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, Bryant has become so frustrated with watching the team struggle that he has continuously trash talked his opponents including putting them down and saying that he won’t talk to players who are on a losing team.

With Kobe already making it clear that he would like to see the Lakers fire Mike D’Antoni during the offseason, there could be a fractured locker room if and when he returns to the team.

You don’t want to hear about your star players coming down hard and belittling the younger players on your squad, but this may just get chalked up as Kobe being Kobe.

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  • Alexandra Taylor

    Kobe is behaving very immaturely lately and it is very unlike him. I realize he is very frustrated with his injuries, etc., but he must not belittle the players on the team. Nobody said they were top notch players but they have done well in a lot of games and there truly is some talent on the team. Ease up, Kobe. They have put up with your absence all year and they were probably counting on you being part of the team.