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Monday, March 16th, 2009 at 1:47 pm  |  128 responses

Video: Kobe Ran Over by the Smush-Scalade

by Marcel Mutoni

Former Laker Smush Parker, who’ll be conducting all of his interviews from a park bench from here on out, tells us what we already knew: Kobe Bryant is the worst teammate evaaar.

(Via: FanHouse)

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  • chill

    Smush Parker is a chump.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Justin Walsh

    Smush is the reason Kobe couldn’t get the Lakeshow out of the first round. He was TRASH at the PG position. TRASH. He’s out of the league for a reason- he’s trash.

  • Michael

    Okay. Horrible teamate or not he had his best seasons playing with him.

  • http://www.slamonline.com GotHandles?

    Smmmmmmuuuuush

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Ummm…

  • http://www.showmeyourwits.com showmeyourwits

    HATER! “The problem with the lakers begins with him and ends with him”. Tied for best record in the league and #1 in the West…I’ll take that problem any day. Smush should get over himself and learn that if someone has 3 rings and an MVP they probably know what they’re doing.

  • Sparker

    too bad boobie blew the follow up. smush was ready to talk some evil stuff

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    *Facepalm*

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

    How did they find the one shot he made when he was on the Heat?

  • http://iwantoutofokc.com/ James the balla

    Does he have a sepaking problem? What a bum.

  • person

    SMUSH SUCKS KOBE IS A BEAST

  • luke

    Let’s be real…..he has NO TEAMS WHATSOEVER looking at him,possibly in the D League yeah.This dude was meant to be something special in years to come.Smush maybe the experience wasn’t overrated,maybe YOU were.Everyone on that Laker team right now seems to have worked everything out,hence the best record in the league.Talking smack about KB24 is just ridiculous,you lose any respect you might have already had with that comment,douche.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    I did a feature on Smush a few years ago. I liked him a lot. I’d have a beer with him if such an occasion presented itself.

  • Ken

    As a Suns fan, I remember thanking God that Smush was on the lakers. He went something incredible like 1 for 17 from 3 point land during that series. It was great.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Kobe sucks

  • http://kb24.com Bigi

    You were in da Playoffs with HIM,Smush…Where Ya NOW???I guess this is how you get your publicity these days,huh?How much do you guys think KB is gonna think what Smush Parker has to say about him…?When there was a time almost everybody hated him…I would love to hear what Kob has to say about Smush though…???Smush WHO?

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    All I remember is a starting pg playing 30+ minutes a game and averaging below 3 assists.

  • riggs

    *saves this spot for when the lakers lose in the first round*

  • http://holleringinto.wordpress.com/ Nick the Great

    Kobe is my favorite player and all, but I always kind of liked Smush, and I still do… Is that bad? While not the greatest pure point in history, Smush isn’t as bad as some would like to remember.

    That being said, I think Kobe is showing this season that he isn’t the terrible teammate that his detractors would suggest he is.

  • http://holleringinto.wordpress.com/ Nick the Great

    @riggs, the Lakers only real threats in the West are Utah and Portland right now, so unless one of them slips to the eight spot…

  • http://slamonline.com Spaceship Jay

    Everyone’s intitled to their own opinion. And I hope he saved his money in the mist of this ice cold reccession. ICE COLD!

  • http://dime dennis

    Smush you are a chump. KB24 would probably skunk your punk a** in 1 on 1, and you not even in the league and you talking sh**.

  • http://mindyourbusiness@getalife.com Allenp

    Look Smush sucked, but anybody remember when Smush first started playing with the Lakers and was averaging like 17 in his first dozen games? Everybody was trying to figure out who he was and stuff.
    Then, slowly, it seemed like he lost confidence and began to get really wack. Most of his problem was playing scared, at least that’s what I saw. He was really tentative, then he just stopped trying and starting pouting.
    Now, some of that was just his wackness, but I also think Kobe, like Jordan, is a hard cat to play with.

  • Jacob

    where is smush these days? ok and where is kobe? smush needs to keep his mouth shut

  • http://holleringinto.wordpress.com/ Nick the Great

    @AllenP, thank you! Somebody who gets it. Smush could score, and would have bursts where he was really effective. If being an inconsistent player warranted a death sentence then Odom wouldn’t be in a Lakers uniform anymore.

    Also, I do think that while Kobe is a better teammate then people give him credit for, if he doesn’t think you are pulling your weight he will obliterate you emotionally. Devin George can attest to that.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Justin Walsh

    @Nick the Great- he had spurts of being effective, but at the end of the day his jumpshot was HORRIBLE, and after those first dozen games he became a PG who couldnt get more than a few assists per game that shot too many jumpers (way too many considering he has no jumpshot whatsoever).

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    In all fairness, Smush used to really drive the lane when he came to LA. Dunking of folks and all off of one foot and all. And then, it all went away. However, he’s not in a position to criticize anybody right now. Talking sh!t 3 years after the fact when you got run out of the L because you were too much of a headcase is not a good look.

  • so fresh n so clean

    that boobie guy is annoying as hell.

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

    Was he really talking sh*t or just being truthful?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Justin Walsh

    TAD, he probably didnt like Kobe as a teammate because Kobe is known for telling his teammates that they need to improve as players. Smush never improved he just got worse so I’m sure that for Smush, Kobe was a bad teammate.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Justin Walsh

    but TAD, let’s be real. It’s f*cking ridiculous for a PG who got cut from the league to be saying a job on ANY NBA team is an overrated experience, much less one where the coach is Phil Jackson and the best player is Kobe. Even if he didn’t love it, to say that statement when he’s on a park bench without a job because the Heat, even at their worst, couldn’t put up with an atrocious shooter with even worse shot selection who can’t garner more than a few assists a game.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Justin Walsh

    oh…and by the way, after being cut from the heat, went to the clippers, got cut by the clippers, and in the next NBADL draft…Parker was the 14th pick in the recent Developmental League draft by the Rio Grande Vipers.

    He was picked 14th out of 16 teams, meaning that 13 teams took a chance relative unknowns rather than pick Parker, who once shared the backcourt with Kobe Bryant and averaged 11.1 points, 2.8 assists and 2.5 rebounds.

    When you fall, it can be a hard landing. Now he’s playing in China, or not since he seems to be back in America.

  • daniel

    your name is smush. shut up.

  • http://holleringinto.wordpress.com/ Nick the Great

    @Justin, Hey man, don’t get me wrong, I get it. I’m a Lakers fan and thus had to watch as they would get broken down by opposing point guards every single night. I am well aware of his limitations. But in the same breathe, you don’t average 11ppg in the NBA unless you can score a little. That’s all I’m saying. Your side, my side, same side.

  • Nik

    Smush who ? I’m no kobe sucker but who smush parker thinks he is ?

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

    I hear you Justin. However, I didn’t hear any vitriol in Parker’s voice, just that he didn’t enjoy playing with Kobe. It didn’t sound like sh*t talking to me, he may have just used a poor choice of words. Thing is, i’m sure he isn’t the only player who probably felt that way about Kobe. As Allenp mentioned, people didn’t enjoy playing with Mike either. I can imagine it is hard playing with alpha dog type mentality’s who expect you to play at a certain level 24/7.

  • http://mindyourbusiness@getalife.com Allenp

    Well, like I said, I remember Smush yamming on cats and he had a little New York swagger about him.
    He wouldn’t be the first player to get blackballed in the league through both his own actions and people’s perception of him.
    I’m glad some of y’all remember Smush going HARD to the rack. But, y’all are right, suddenly he just turned into a jump shooter. Then again, that also happened to Ron Harper when he played for Phil Jackson. Harper was just better suited to it.
    I wonder if Phil dislikes creative, scoring point guards because of his time in New York with Earl and Clyde. That’s a reach, but we can all see that Don Nelson hates big men because of his time in Boston.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Justin Walsh

    Nick, I’m not saying he can’t put up the league average. I’m just saying that it was a very inefficient league average. The gripe wasn’t with you my man, only with Smush talking that trash with no room to talk squeek or squawk

  • http://www.slamonline.com John D

    Btw, it’s the Smushcalade.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Justin Walsh

    Allenp, I just think Phil needs a PG who can make jumpers. Smush can’t shoot. Yeah, he can drive, but the NBA could sign ANY Dleague guy to drive in. But Smush just couldnt hit the jumper. I think Phil doesn’t have a problem with creative guards- I’m not sure Smush was creative. He just drove in and put it up. That’s not all that creative to me… And you’re right, MJ wasn’t the most loving teammate either. But saying overrated experience when you cant get respect in the DLeague is sad. and I don’t think he was blackballed, I just think he can’t play efficiently in the NBA. Blackballed is Craig Hodges. If you can efficiently play, attitude doesn’t matter…Remember JR Rider getting that many chances? Craig Hodges got screwed because he held an at the time radical viewpoint (even though it’s probably the right viewpoint). Smush isn’t in the league because the league has enough guards that don’t get burn even though they are efficient, the NBA doesn’t have roster room for an extremely inefficient PG.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    to be fair, SLAM gave this guy a cover and like 2-3 articles, so he cant suck, right? But have any of you played with Kobe? He is great ON THE COURT but what makes any of you believe he is not the d0uche everybody else thinks he is?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Justin Walsh

    SLAM also gave Telfair a cover haha

  • donlaker

    once steve nash got in his head he became a non factor on the lakers, then pat riley told him, thanks but no thanks, then the clippers cut him,
    his rep speaks for itself, next time pay the parking lady…. smush i guess summer leauge waits again…. good luck

  • Wendall Timberlake

    Smush…?

  • http://mindyourbusiness@getalife.com Allenp

    Justin
    I wasn’t trying to shift all the blame on to the league.
    Smush got signed by several teams because they thought he had some sort of talent that they needed. When that talent failed to materialize, Smush got cut.
    However, I think that Smush got a reputation as a malcontent after playing for the Lakers, and Phil helped create that identity.
    I guess, when I look at Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant, I can understand why somebody would say playing for them is overrated. I wouldn’t want to play for Phil or play with Kobe. I respect their games, but I wouldn’t want to run with them. They are both sheisty.
    IMO

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Smush had a cover?!?!?!
    No wonder they keep it on a strictly Kobe, Bron, Wade, CP3, Dwight rotation nowadays…

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Justin, have you seen Bassy playing recently?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Justin Walsh

    BETCATS- you really think him playing okay on a bad team justifies a cover like 4 years ago?

  • Jackie Moon

    I got 99 problems but a Smush ain’t one.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    i will not answer to u using that name Justin! We discussed this already! The brotherhood is dead now! YOu effin killed it!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Justin Walsh

    BET, sorry. sometimes that sh*t happens. But yeah, now you will answer me.

  • Will

    Yeah he says Kobe is the worst teammate ever?!?!

    SO Derek Fisher comes in the next year and they go to the finals.

    Smush you say you got 3 or 4 teams looking at you they must NBDL teams

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

    I actually have a hookup in the Rio Grande Vipers front office and I was gonna get a chance to interview Smush and Joey Dorsey for the first ever interview for my blog when I was in south Texas a few months back, then my son got sick and I had to catch an early flight home. God knew better.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    James the balla has a “sepaking” problem.

  • Pieman

    Nick The Great: The Blazers and jazz are the Lakers only threat in the east? U on drugs?? Denver beat them like a week ago, and San Anton is a complete different team when the Playoffs come round.

  • Fernando Sanchez

    Kobes Gay

  • L33tSauce

    I never knew me scored with the Heat… Is this really the best thing going on right now? A scrub talking trash on one of the best players of the generation?

  • http://sportzin.com Joey E.

    lol Smush. It sounded forced

  • http://www.utahjazz.com Mr. QX

    Pieman: Utah beat Denver 97-91 about a week ago.

  • mole

    its no secret kobe isnt the ideal teammate. I wouldnt expect this to be the last player to come out and say something about kobe.

  • http://myspace.com/mavus15 Mavus

    SMUSH PARKER!!! LMAO!!!!! This is funny, he wouldn’t have got on you, if YOU WERE PLAYING UP!!

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    I get what Smush is saying. Kobe might be (prolly is?) kind of an -ss…. but he’s in no position to make that comment on a park bench after playing in the nbdl and in china. look smush prolly has the talent to still play in the nba, but coaches like dudes that know what they are. smush seems like one of those dudes that thinks he could be an all-star with 35 minutes and a green light.

  • King James

    I remember Smush on the Lakers, and for him to have been getting press @ the time must mean he was doing something right. People keep mentioning his low assist avg. Wasn’t this around the time when Kobe wouldn’t pass the ball. He just started 2 seasons ago. Also, he was starting over Jordan Farmar, so he must have been playing better @ the time. Ppl keep saying his jumpshot is bad, well Rondo isn’t the greatest shooter either, but he has a great big man to pass it 2 and great guys on the wing. He can play in the L he just has to find a team better suited for him and his style.

  • wilz

    haha..”legend in his own right” lol, way to start the interview with a diss

  • Keith Nixon

    haha its funny how the guys who are no longer in the league are trying to earn their spots have the most to say…Smush Parker was one of in not the worst point guards in the league at the time he was playin on the Lakers…by the way how many MVPs does Smush have? how many rings? What team does he play for? O yea I forgot he’s no longer in the league

  • Buddy

    Flat out smush sucked

  • http://antwonomous.blogspot.com Antwonomous

    Ya know, Smush was OK. He averaged double figure points for us, was a pretty good steals guy. Point guards don’t average many assists in the triangle. Offensively, his numbers are pretty much identical to D-Fish’s. There have been a couple of guys who went undrafted and became decent players (like Haslem and Jamario Moon, off the top of my head) and no one disparages them. The reason everybody says Smush sucks is because he disappeared come playoff time (in the last four games of the 2006 series he did NOTHING while Nash ATE HIM ALIVE; by the next years series he had lost his starting spot he was playing so poorly) and because his name was Smush, which makes him sound like an idiot. No one takes a guy named Smush seriously. He gets no respect.

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    blah blah blah. The teams interested are the ones he can not begin to pronounce, so we understand keeping quiet

  • http://holleringinto.wordpress.com/ Nick the Great

    @pieman, Come on man, you can’t have both sides of the coin, don’t point to San Antonio’s post-season accolades and then herald the regular season victory by the Nuggets (who have struggled in the post season). Instead, look at it this way, the Nuggets are a team that is going in the wrong direction since the all-star break, and while this year has been better for them don’t fool yourself into thinking that they won’t get steamrolled by LA come playoff time. There is a legit argument for San Antonio, but I can’t see it happening with the Lakers dominance over them in the playoffs last year and the fact that LA has beaten them both in San Antonio and in Los Angeles this season. My real opinion is that LA has the West on lock (as for the finals, we’ll see, who knows), but I through Utah and Portland out there because thus far they have had some troubles with both teams when they met during the regular season. So if you really want to add the Spurs to that conversation, then go ahead. The Nuggets, not so much (same goes for the Mavs, Suns, Hornets, and Rockets).

  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    I’d like to see Smush Parker and Flip Murray play a one-on-one game to a million.

  • http://www.hibiahi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    @Justin: no

  • http://WWW.Yahoo.Com The Kandi Raver

    This guy is a fail. How is kobe the bad teamate when he commits way to many turnovers and has bad offense

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    How much did Shaq pay Smush to bash Kobe?
    Hmm…

  • mike

    Fvck smush

  • wilz

    hes dilusional if he thinks Shaq is down to earth..

  • Canuck

    Why is everyone ripping into Smush? Sure he was no all-star but everyone has somehow taken his message that Kobe was a bad teammate and transformed it into a Smush bashing/Kobe praising fiesta.

  • http://holleringinto.wordpress.com/ Nick the Great

    @Russ, the only thing better would be watching them play to infinity.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Derrick Fisher is one of the most underrated point guards in the history of the NBA.

  • smushparkersucks

    smush parker is just horrible. he shouldnt be talking like that. he is unemployed for a reason and wishes he could be on the lakers rite now

  • http://www.twitter.com/kevinchung Kevin

    Kobe’s a tough teammate, but so was Jordan. from the looks of it, Smush jus couldn’t deal with the daily expectation or “pressure” of having to perform at the level of the rest of the team – a standard no doubt set by Kobe. what a loser to have to come out and say it like this..

  • I am the walrus

    Smush, what the hell are you talking ’bout! Your not even in the NBA, probly ’cause Kobe told Phil Jackson to cut you. Ohh well, next time you look to hate on Kobe just think, YOUR NOT IN THE NBA! Your sitting on a park bench…

  • stokesey

    damn i used to love watchin smush play(when he was dunking ON peeps on the regular) he used reverse dunk every lob he caught, perhaps why i loved smush so much was because when he did, Ronny Turiaf would jump off the bench and break into one of his dances…guilty pleasure i think they call it…

  • V

    kobe=mvp
    smush=turnover waiting to happen….yeah ok smush!

  • ktokyo

    Smush…buddy…pal…weren’t you playin in China this season? How can you be so arrogant? I think we should start calling him Smug Parker.

  • mother nature

    that’s just one side of the story,
    they should interview players like
    Rick Fox, Horry, Fisher, Luke Walton,
    Odom, Bynum and see what the majority says

  • enormous

    KB might not be the best teammate, but definitely not a bad one.

    speaking of the best teammate, LBJ must be the one, I agree with Kenny Smith..

  • chintao

    I love how all the Kobe-riders just come out and talk sh*t about Smush. Dude was asked a question. He gave his opinion. The saddest thing for Kobe-riders is that Smush’s opinion is contrary to theirs but has a much more informed basis. The fact is, if the posters here met Kobe, most of them probably would walk away saying to themselves, “What fvcking d*ck that guy is. He needs to get caught-up in life.”

  • Luke

    William Henry “Smush” Parker

    On January 9, 2009, Parker officially signed with Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association, making him one of the better known foreign players employed in the CBA, which is due mainly to his exposure gained in the country playing alongside Kobe Bryant.

    Wait William…which player does it say you gained exposure by playing alongside?Oh,thats right…..

  • Fred34

    Poor Smush. How anyone can consider what he said trash talking is beyond me. He didn’t like the guy much (shockin eh?), said so and is sitting on a park bench talking with a Boobie. Give the guy a break already. Now if he’d have asked KB how his a$$ tasted….

  • anjoe

    SMUSH PARKER SUCKS FOR LIFE! you have nothing!

  • ktokyo

    I agree as a fan of Kobe Bryant the basketball player that if I were to meet him I probably wouldn’t like Kobe Bryant the person. He seems like a sociopath. I could really give a sh*t. But still, Smush Parker looks like a chump talking sh*t in interviews after he couldn’t make it in the league.

  • nastierthanyou

    First off let’s all keep everything straight up here. Smush would put 50 to 60 on anyone that has anything to say. Now that being said. He’s hatin’ Tuff ish

  • Mark Z

    I don’t doubt that Kobe is uh, tough to work with. But I’d bet teammates of dominant players (Jordan, Bird, etc) would say the same thing.

    Smush has the right to his opinion, but for a dude that’s trying to get back into the League, it seems like a knucklehead thing to do to call out an MVP candidate with 3 rings.

  • http://www.alloutblitz.com cordeazy

    Hey Smush, how will Kobe’s A$$ taste? you know, when he calls he chinese hookups and tells them not to let you play there anymore. Also, when is is playig in the NBA and you are not.

  • bulldog

    Chinese Proverb:

    Washed up turnover machine bawler who hatin on MVP legend will be outcast to land far away. Fortune cookie will reveal his game has consistency of doo-doo, hence the name Smush.

    You-so-suck
    (1990-)

  • truthteller

    CHINTAO,
    “The fact is, if the posters here met Kobe, most of them probably would walk away saying to themselves, “What fvcking d*ck that guy is. He needs to get caught-up in life.”

    And you must be a Kobe hater! Because how in the world do you know this?!

  • http://www.eric32woodyard.wordpress Eric Woodyard

    lol…smush is a hater!

  • Jackie Moon

    The fact is, if the posters here met CHINTAO most of them probably would walk away saying to themselves, “What fvcking d*ck that guy is. He needs to get caught-up in life.” I know this from reading the comments.

  • Cizzo

    Boy Slam Bloggers sure had alot to say about a former player who is’nt worth two dead flies smashed together with their wings cut off! No comment!!

  • Kobe Bryant

    Smush,

    (I) F* with your soul like ether
    (Will) Teach you the king you know you
    (Not) God’s son across the belly
    (Lose) I prove you lost already

    Kobe

  • Anthony

    Last time i checked, Kobe is the number 1 favorite player in China.

    Smush better pray that no chinese ever heard this or else he would be unemployed again. even in China.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    @ bulldog: You aren’t funny. Please, don’t ever post again. That was brutal, bull.

  • ka

    who the hell is this guy derrick fisher?!!

  • ka

    eh, he was just being real. its not like hes saying kobes a bad player/overrated, he just didnt enjoy the experience, aint nothing wrong with that. total lack of diplomacy yeah and prolly part o the reason hes out of the league, but thats his opinion and hes the right to it.

  • chintao

    @ truthteller ==> I make no secret of my hate for Kobe. My statement, however, is based on percentages (most ballers, just like most regular people, are fvcking d*cks) and Kobe’s own pompous words and deeds, which KB-riders tend to overlook in favor of his on-court performance. There’s nothing wrong with saying Kobe is a great player, but let’s not become so enamored by his skill with a basketball that we let it cloud our judgment of him as a rapist… uh, I mean, human being.

  • truthteller

    Cintao,
    It’s funny how you call people “kobe riders” because they don’t agree with your bulls%^$&, I mean “percentages”! You don’t like him and it shows! If Smush had said Kobe was the best teammate he ever played with, you would still have something negative to say, ’cause you wouldn’t buy it! Am I wrong on this one! You and people like you are worse than the so called “Kobe-riders” ’cause at least they give him the props he deserves because at bottom line is, a lot of us have never met Kobe and a lot of us never will and what he does has nothing to do with us and or lives! So why do you care if he’s a nice guy or not?

  • truthteller

    After all, MJ wasn’t a nice guy but he all adore him! Or are you a MJ hater too?

  • Jackie Moon

    @Chintao – you must also judge people’s characteristics by the color of their skin, “based on percentages”.

  • chintao

    @ Jackie Moon ==> … only white people.

  • chintao

    @ truthteller ==> I hate Jordan even more than Kobe, if that’s possible. All I’m saying is, just because you respect someone’s game, it doesn’t mean that you have to respect him as a human being (or a teammate, in Smush’s case). If Smush had credited Kobe with being a great teammate, I would be skeptical. Still, I would not shout-down his right to express that opinion, as many who have commented here have (these are the people that I refer to as Kobe-riders). Until Kobe does something more to indicate that he is not a selfish, egomaniacal, shameless self-promoting a$$hole, I will maintain my hatred. Grudgingly, I must admit that he took a small step in the right direction when he defended Ariza after that Iguodala buzzer-beater the other day. A few more worthy deeds like that, and I may need to rethink things. Until then though, “Ballhog-Rapist”.

  • chintao

    @ Kobe Bryant Posted: Mar.17 at 2:14 pm ==> It is amusing (and so typically ignorant) that a Kobe-rider would borrow from Nas, when Nas actually ethered Kobe on his “Street’s Disciple” album(“These Are Our Heroes”).

  • ralphredimix

    AHAHAHA PG hilight reel with no dimes!!!

  • chintao

    Chintao,
    You do have a right to your opinion and trust me, I’m not writing this because you don’t like Kobe ’cause you don’t have to. Why I’m getting on your case and people like you is because you try to justify your “hate” by bogus facts and reasons! If you don’t like the guy well damn just say you don’t like him and move on1 Stop giving stupid reasons and making stuff up as to why you don’t like him. I call you and people like you haters ’cause it doesn’t matter what he does you will still hate him so stop acting like you would hange your opinion if he did something really special! This is what I hate! have some balls and just say, “I hate the guy and never will like him.” Here’s a fact for you: I’ve actually met Kobe and he isn’t the asshole you and a lot of people think he is. He is actually one of the nicest and one of the most intelligent people you will find in the NBA or even in sports period! And that’s real talk!

  • truthteller

    Chintao,
    You do have a right to your opinion and trust me, I’m not writing this because you don’t like Kobe ’cause you don’t have to. Why I’m getting on your case and people like you is because you try to justify your “hate” by bogus facts and reasons! If you don’t like the guy well damn just say you don’t like him and move on1 Stop giving stupid reasons and making stuff up as to why you don’t like him. I call you and people like you haters ’cause it doesn’t matter what he does you will still hate him so stop acting like you would hange your opinion if he did something really special! This is what I hate! have some balls and just say, “I hate the guy and never will like him.” Here’s a fact for you: I’ve actually met Kobe and he isn’t the asshole you and a lot of people think he is. He is actually one of the nicest and one of the most intelligent people you will find in the NBA or even in sports period! And that’s real talk!

  • truthteller

    Also,
    I have alot of buddieswho are from New York who know Smush. And they say Smush is a real ass$%#@! The same guy who’s talking in the video clip about Kobe! So, you be the judge!

  • chintao

    Thanks for your insight, truthteller. Thing is, I already said that I hate Kobe in my first post on this thread. However, it is also a fact that I would change my mind about him, if I had some evidence that contradicted my current opinion. You have not presented any such information. You have presented opinions (some in the form of hearsay). Ryan Jones weighed-in as a character witness for Smush at Mar.16 at 2:44 pm. Forgive me if I take his opinion more seriously than yours. Also, one could easily flip what you wrote in your second-to-last post: “Why don’t you grow some balls and just admit that you are a Kobe-rider, and that you will suck his d*ck no matter what?” Accordingly, I’m going to have to stick with my original judgment on this one.

  • truthteller

    Chintao,
    That was a good one. I already grew a pair and in case you were wondering how big they were; I’m not a Lakers fan! I’m a Detroit Pistons fan and an NBA fan in general who just loves the game and I’m just saying it how I see it. The reason why I’ve been writing what I’ve been writing is because I see a lot of people like you everyday, all the time and it’s disgusting! And you keep proving my point time and time again! You won’t take my opinion about Smush because it’s mere hearsay, right? And also because you trust Ryan’s opinion over mine ’cause he’s actually MET him, right? Yet, you won’t take my opinion about Kobe and I just told you that I’ve actually met the guy! So, you’ve just proved that you will never change your opinion about kobe which is cool but at least just admit it and stop giving us bogus reasons to justify your hate when you know it’s all crap. And tell all your friends to do the same. That’s all I’m saying!

  • truthteller

    CHINTAO,
    Stop lying too! You don’t hate MJ! Yeah right!

  • chintao

    Seriously. FU(K an MJ. Do you know how many posts I have written about his father’s suspicious death? Actually, you wouldn’t, because they always get moderated. Let’s just say, that I believe Jordan has a VERY serious gambling problem that someone did not let slide.

  • chintao

    Also, Kobe has a body of work as a ballhog-rapist. It is difficult for me to throw everything that I have heard over many years out the window. It is difficult for me to ignore the manner in which he has conducted himself in the public eye. That’s why I am loathe to take your opinion on Kobe as gospel. Besides, while you say that you have met Kobe, you also said on Mar.18 at 9:23 am, “… a lot of us have never met Kobe and a lot of us never will and what he does has nothing to do with us and or lives!” That implies that you may be lying about having met KB.

    Anyway, there’s always time for someone to change. I hope that both you and Bryant see the errors of your ways; however, that usually is just not the way people work. Good luck, though.

  • truthteller

    Chintao,
    I would really love to continue this conversation but I can see it’s not going anywhere productive ’cause as you put it “you’re stuck in the error of your ways.” You only listen and believe people who support your views and discard anyone who doesn’t. It’s that simple and that’s very sad but not uncommon. But I wish you the best of luck. Maybe you’ll grow up one of theses days and realise that just ’cause you hate someone it doesn’t mean that that person is terrible. It’s okay to not like somebody for no reason. Really, it’s okay! You don’t have to present us with crap to justify your reason for hating that person. (that’s my issue with you) And let me get this straight, you hate MJ because of his “gambling problem?” And you expect me to believe that? I really think you must be a priest or a monk or something. And even if you were I would still think you were full of s$%#! Stop it already! Please just stop it!

  • chintao

    The reason this conversation doesn’t appear to be going anyplace is that you are attempting to tell me about myself. If you focused on an issue, you might have better luck in persuading me of whatever your point might be. Regarding my twin hatreds for Kobe and MJ, they spring from the same root. Most people agree that Kobe has (with some successes, but also some notable failures) attempted to ape Jordan. The apparent self-centered, politically unconscious, disingenuous, naked salesmanship with which they approach every facet of their lives is the real reason for my hate. They define the term “sell-out”. If these boys ever had souls, they pawned them long ago for a pack of Newports and some Puma sweats. In my opinion, the only people who could connect with such used-car-selling automotons are worthless pods, stuck in the matrix. Take the blue pill, truthteller.

  • truthteller

    cintao,
    Cintao, Cintao, Cintao. I’m not trying to tell you about yourself. You are telling me about yourself and I’m just reiterating what you’re saying! You’re giving me some really valid points but I just can’t buy it. And I could be wrong and you’re probably sincere but I’ve seen way too many people claiming morality and they are just full of it! They just don’t like that person and rather than just coming out and saying it, they start claiming all kinds of moral codes and crap like that to justify their hate. But if you really feel strong about this than hey, I don’t have any right to get on you and my bad! I have strong views similar to yours as well I just don’t let it affect my love for sports ’cause I don’t take sports -even though I love it, too seriously! And by the way, you got any green pills?

  • chintao

    Sorry, guy. I’m not really into pharmaceuticals. Basically, for me, sports is an extension of life. I can’t support players that I would not want to kick it with in real life. That’s why, although I have been a Knicks fan my entire existence, I find it difficult to get any joy out of their (infrequent) victories these days. Out of everybody on the roster, only Wilson Chandler, Nate Robinson, and David Lee seem cool to me.

  • chintao

    Also, regarding people who “just hate”, what stirs these emotions. Surely, the feelings must have some sort of basis?

  • truthteller

    Chintao,
    That’s my point! They have no basis. I don’t know anybody online but I know a lot of people personally who just don’t like the guy and have no real basis! That’s what’s so amazing! We love other players for possessing the same qualities that we hate in Kobe! Amazing, ain’t it?

  • chintao

    Hmmm. Well, as far as I can tell, the players that I like don’t carry it like Kobe, MJ, or Le Bron. Honestly, I’d have been happier if none of those guys ever came up.

  • joemomma

    Who wastes this much time talking about Smush Parker?

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