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Thursday, March 12th, 2009 at 4:55 pm  |  54 responses

Video: Kobe and Ron – Subtitle This!

Just some friendly crossfire.

Ron Ron and Kobe go way back. The two actually got down for an interview about this time last season. While they’re among the most competitive rivals on the court, they’ve never taken it to a hostile level. They did, however, get some sufficient tea time last night in Houston as they went back-and-forth at the foul line. Ether might have been spit, but it was as harmless as H2O. (via BDL)

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  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com DP

    wow, kobe killed me with the way he was laughing at artest when he said, “You ain’t ready for me!” Kobe was like, “What? You’re a comedian now?” Now why would Ronny want toget Kobster started like that? Does he not know Kobe lives to destroy people? great video guys.

  • Delonte

    Only in the confines of an NBA arena can Kobe talk like this. He has the protection of his teammates, the referees, and David Stern. Let’s see what would happen if Ron and Kobe were to continue this conversation in a pickup game.
    Side note: Kobe has a warped view of the world. He believes that everyone loves him, that we should all bow down to him, that no repercussions will happen regardless of his actions.

  • starbury&stevey

    i waited too long for this video…

  • starbury&stevey

    and totally agree with Delonte

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com DP

    I agree with the fact that Kobe would get crushed by Artest in a real fight, but tell me something I don’t know. Everybody knows that. I’m pretty sure Kobe knows that everyone doesn’t love him either. He enjoys hate. Makes him that much deadlier.

  • RM

    I bow down to Kobe.

  • ML

    wow that kills me, too funny when Kobe starts laughing
    Artest made a big mistake getting him rilled like that

  • http://hoops4life.com overtime

    Your video of the year finals ladies and gentlemen: this video vs the Digger Phelps has got moves vid

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    ^Is that Delonte West? If so you look like a girl from the Flavor of Love and a Leprecahn got it on.

  • http://sjsu.edu davidR

    overtime, what’s this phelps video?

  • underdog

    Kyle Lowry’s face was priceless.

  • Igor

    It’s not about who is stronger or something! Kobe is a great player, Artest – nobody! Artest just should have been suspended for the reminder of the season for that kind of behaviour!

  • Igor

    Let’s go Kobe to the next championship, I’m wit you baby, let’s go!!!

  • doyouwantmore

    I love when people say “so and so would blah blah blah in a different setting”. Who cares. It’s in the context of an NBA game. I can’t stand Kobe or Artest but it’s just trash talk in a basketball game. People need to stop getting their manhood vicariously through these guys and enjoy the game.

  • donlaker

    kobe: dude i had sushi…
    ron ron: it figures, i had catfish,cajun i might add

  • http://karanmadhok.blogspot.com karan

    artest: hey kobe i had your mom over for dinner last night.
    kobe: did she throw a beer cup at you?
    artest: no, but she did tell me how my ass tastes

  • Blue

    @ Igor: You’re kidding right?

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    THAT WAS AWESOME. The NBA needs more of these rivalries. Artest is one of my favorite players, but I’m starting to really like Kobe too.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    The best defender vs. the best scorer. Always fun to watch.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    The whole broadcasting crew was f*cking stupid though. They kept riding Kobe and dissing Artest, like it was only Ron who was talking.

  • Blue

    It’s part of the game. Some Kobe fans want to protect or justify Kobe and his arrogance…why? I mean yeah…he’s good and all, but he ain’t Jordan…

  • riggs

    never seen a man look fake while trash talking til i seen kobe.

  • truthteller

    here we go with the kobe haters again! Of course Artest would woop kobe’s ass and maybe it would have gone further it they were playing offcourt but which great player in the NBA hasn’t talked trash? Why is Kobe the selfish one? Why is his trash talking to artest who by the way gave artest the biz different from everybody else? You haters need to chill the f^&% out!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com DP

    ^^^^who’s that guy talking to?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com DP

    meant for riggs, not truthteller

  • Blue

    @ DP: Sorry, bro. Talking about Igor…

  • Pistons_Go

    *Cough lame cough*

  • John D

    Why don’t the refs allow more trash talk like this? Usually they’re SO quick to hand out double technicals. It’s ridiculous.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Talking helps the competitiveness of the game. They should allow SOME at least.
    I’m talking about the NBA, though. Its f*cking annoying when people trash talk and pick fights with people at the local YMCA. ARGH!!!

  • http://nicekicks.com MeloMan13

    Kobe is so fake. that was a horribll over exagerated laugh. thats why people hate him, he tries to hard to be something he is not

  • riggs

    @DP: did u see me replying to someone?

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    im really tired of hearing that kobe is fake. thats stupid can you actually use your brain think of something else to say to hate on him instead of tryna type in a comment that all the other kobe haters type in

  • Kadavour

    Kob’s pretty good at Jeet-Kun-Do. look it up

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Vujacic should have backed him up by diving on the floor

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=627550406 KA

    because rons ability to lay kobe outside of the confines of an nba arena is relevant to the game at hand. because. what? stupid. the point of talking in a game is to be able to back it up with action on the court. not off it. i could give a f about kobe but get off yourselves and stop acting hard thinking you ron artest.

  • chintao

    If by Jeet-Kun-Do, you mean sucking d*ck… yeah, Kobe’s good. By the way, Kobe played like ass in the Beijing “Ball-hog Rapist” Games, so he actually may not thrive on hate. On the other hand, that would make it hard to explain the conitnuing “functioning” of his marriage.

  • http://sportzin.com Joey E.

    It’s funny. Go to :27. Ron is like hey your not ready.Kobe’s like huh? Ron then goes your not ready. Kobe laughs and goes oh so your a standup comedian now. This is great. After the game too Kobe went “I kicked his a** tonight”

  • http://slamonline.com DH

    haha artest is nba player, a bamf, rapper, and now a trash talker

    kobe > nba

  • Randy Brown

    @ chintao

    You have a rational dislike of Mr Bryant

  • Fred34

    We all saw what happened: Artest tried to get into Kobe’s head . . . and it worked. KB smoked RA and his team to get the win. W’s speak volumes louder than words. PS. No one in the league could take Artest in a street fight so why is that even discussed?

  • http://kobe.com Nangs

    Yo who is ron artest? A nobody. Everybody bow dow to KB24.. Don’t screw with him, or he’ll light you up..

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jake Appleman

    There’s a healthy respect there.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    This was so fuc*ing ghey. It would actually mean something if we didn’t already see Ron Ron’s interview from the preseason with Kkobe where he basically gave 24 major props throughout. Way to try and appease the 12 years olds, SLAM fam.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Lake Show….all day. Eboy is still a lame hater.

  • bulldog

    Wow – Ron Artest can fight. Great – take his ass to the MMA. As for the sport of Basketball, he got smoked by the Black Mamba and he will continue to get embarrassed again and again.. and all that big willie talk- ya playin yaself.

  • Scott

    Kobe’s swag is phenomenal.

  • Zhi Wong

    ”He should know better than that”??? lol Ron-Ron was knock Krybaby down in a SECOND.

  • Nakware Howard

    Is Ron Artest going to have to choke a bit… ummm Kobe lol

  • chintao

    @ Randy Brown ===> I’m a Knicks fan, so I also hate your namesake. LOL. Believe me, I try to stay rational. Most of the time, however, I just let the hate flow and try to justify it later.

  • cuttdogg83

    LOL! I laugh at all you Kobe haters. First of all, PLEASE STOP saying Kobe aint Jordan. Of course not! No one will ever dominate like that again, lets be real, he changed the game. As for you who say RA will kill Kobe in a fight thats irrelevant. Kobe do what it do whenever he need to do it. One on one Artest aint even f****in wit so quit that. And besides Kobe aint got nothing to prove. Kobe: 3 rings Artest: 0

  • chintao

    It will be interesting to see what happens in the Playoffs.

  • donovan

    Kobe does a good “sheeeit.”

  • Rated G

    I’m way late coming in on this subject, but Artest is a joke! He would cut off his left foot to put on a Laker jersey right now. And remember, Jordan became what he is today by playing in the east divison of the 90s. Kobe is halfway at MJ status playing in today’s west divison. MJ and Coach has stated on two occasions that Kobe’s game is more COMPLETE than MJ’s ever was…but no one is talking about that…hmmm…

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