If there’s one thing no one can ever accuse Kobe Bryant of not being, it is the ability to be crafty. Bryant is stuck at 15 technical fouls this season, and one more will earn him an automatic one-game suspension, something he nor the Lakers can ill afford in the never-ending battle for Playoff seeding out West.
So, what is Kobe’s solution? Leave the yelling to Phil? Perhaps, try to reign in his rage? Nope, he’s still verbally abusing the refs; he’s just making sure they don’t understand what he’s saying.
Bryant said he has learned how to swear in the native languages of teammates Vladimir Radmanovic (Serbia), Sasha Vujacic (Slovenia) and Ronny Turiaf (France). “I’ve been cursing in French. French is really cool, because everything sounds good in French.”…
See, globalization is a good thing!
If David Stern gets his wish and the League starts playing meaningful games in Europe, though, Kobe and other foul-mouthed stars will surely have to come up with more creative means to cuss out the zebras.