Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 at 9:10 am  |  40 responses

Brandon Jennings: Kobe Not from LA, Shouldn’t Play for Drew League

Yesterday was a great day for NBA Twitter battles, as former All-Stars went at it with comedians, and current stars refused to back down from one another. Brandon Jennings thinks that Kobe Bryant shouldn’t rep the Drew League in their battles against Goodman League because he’s not a California native (this isn’t the first time Jennings has tweaked the Lakers’ superstar this summer): “People mad because I said, Kobe shouldn’t play for the Drew League team cause he wasn’t born in #LA. So that’s a lie? I never said kobe should play in the drew league I can careless, I’m talking about The Drew League TEAM! That hooped against DC.”

Brandon Jennings on Kobe: “He wasn’t born and raised in LA. You gotta be from LA to play for Drew. Show me a birth certificate.”

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  • LP

    Brandon Jennings shouldn’t play for the Bucks because he can’t shoot or pass.

  • Joey P

    Damn BJennings, you are now on Kobe’s hit list. I can see 50pts on yo head when LAL meet MIL. Kobe is gonna lick his chops once he gets BJ lil behind in the post.


    Maybe he a hater cuz kobe king of L.A

  • Jesse
  • Alex

    Kobe has done more for L.A. than Brandon ever will.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    LOL! LP I liked that.


    This is like someone saying AI can’t rep a Philly summer team, cause he was born in Virginia. lol

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Damn, kobe fans are some sensitive folks.


    Kobe’s response…Show me your rings.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    LOL! I think it was less a Kobe fan thing as it was that Brandon is probably wrong on this. If you play in the Drew league and are one of the best 12 guys why not be able to play for them against other leagues?

  • DieselMechanic

    They better use him. Kobe is LA, and Goodman may come back even better next time.

  • TJ

    Sensitive? No, I just can’t understand why someone can’t rep or play for a summer team in the city they play in. I mean, John Wall is from North Carolina, but he was reppin’ Goodman. By Brandon’s standard, he shouldn’t be playing there.

  • Landry_legend

    I’m pretty sure the king of LA can buy the drew league and kick bJennings off the team if he wanted to

    BJennings just mad bc if Kobe plays Kobe is gonna take his shine

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    For this same reason, MJ shouldn’t play for any Chicago/NC teams. He wasn’t born there. It’s just a silly reason to exclude Bean.

  • zoomrich

    Brandon Jennings who?

    Win some rings before you talk. You’re all talk. You suck like your bucks. Suck bucks suck.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Brandon Jennings will be an All Star this year, but this is one of the most dumbest statements a Buck’s player can make. KOBE is king in LA and BJ probably could use a mentor, to work on his midrange game. BOOK IT!!

  • DCRepresenter

    I understand what he means. The Goodman League in DC is generally for DC natives who play in the NBA and DC-bred players who are playing overseas. I imagine the Drew League feels the same about their homegrown players. We loved Arenas and John Wall playing in the league itself, but when you make a team of the “All-Stars” and take it on the road, its supposed to be “my city and its talent” vs. “your city and your talent”. I’d prefer Melo to play for the Baltimore team over Rucker, Chris Paul in the NC Pro-Am vs. a NO team and Kobe in Sonny Hill vs. Drew League. I get it. Doesn’t matter who the source is, his statement makes sense. It isn’t saying Kobe isn’t one of the greatest, but he isn’t a natural Angeleno and that’s what Jennings is referring to.

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  • http://adventoutpost.com Syl

    First off, Kobe played ONE game. LeBron played ONE game. They are not regulars. They showed face because of the hype and the amount of players that have played. Bron is not from LA, John Wall is not from LA so why Jennings pointing out what most already know? That UA check has Jennings believing he about that life lol

  • http://nba.com GP23

    Kobe IS LA !!!!

  • Jacqueline Mitchell

    Brandon Jennings should thik before he speaks.

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    Brandon wants a rematch on home court & he dosnt want it to look like the Drew team had to reach and call in reinforcements to pick up a win. I respect the call.

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    He got a point, if you aint from somewhere then you shouldn’t be repping that squad. It must be two sides.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    isn’t this guy supposed to play for the goodman league tonight against the melo league? hypocrite?

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    “Brandon Jennings will be an all-star this year”.


    wtf is this rookie thinking?? kobe is the king of LA, best player of his generation, and he has more rings than no name jennings will ever have. this kid even came up with a dumb shirt dissing kobe

  • SoCalHoopsFan

    Last I checked, Kobe’s been in L.A. for 16 years. That’s more than most people in SoCal. Just because Jennings wants a bigger spotlight shone on him doesn’t mean Kobe shouldn’t play for the Drew.

    Now I can’t wait for the next Bucks/Lakers game!

  • http://stapledesign.com Spaceship Jay

    Lebron should only play ball in Akron, if he plays at all during this lockout.

  • MikeC.

    Chazz Michael Michaels IS figure skating! Boom!

  • JTaylor21

    I’m Jealous of Kobe That’s why I stay on any kobe related post

  • http://gmail.com z

    This guy jennings is really gettin a big head this summer, takin on durant via twitter, and now trying to tell kobe what he can and can’t do…oh well, lol once the season starts jennings will get reminded where he stands in comparison to these guys, i’m sure. Kob’s been in LA for half his life, brandon. He’s brought that town more sports glory than anyone else has in the past 15 years, I bet that folks out there consider him an honorary angelino at this point. Quit pouting about the fact that kobe’s stealing your shine, brandon.

  • respect

    y does he keep talkin about it like his opinion matters to kobe, kobe brings la parades and championships they prob. want him to play more then you

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    “Nobody likes a snake” – BJ
    “Who the buck is this kid?” – KB

  • Jeremy

    You wearing purple lipstick and dancing to lady gaga

    He Milwaukee don’t pay attention to the bucks

  • unrel

    i bet everyone on that squad would pick kobe over jennings..

  • Yesse

    Brandon Jennings should keep his mouth shut, because he can’t say anything smart.

  • el_larsen

    sorry but he s right

  • Joe

    Didnt BJ go to Oak Hill which means he wasnt fully raised in LA too? Somewhere in LA Kobe is laughing dusting his rings off and marking the date on his calender for Milwauke. BJ you should of kept your mouth shut your initials are bad enough ha ha

  • Dontworryboutmyname

    BJ was born and raised in compton. kobe from italy. Im on Bj’s side.