Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 at 9:00 am  |  87 responses

Kobe Bryant Allegedly Injured Wrist of Fellow Churchgoer

by Marcel Mutoni@marcel_mutoni

Congratulations are in order for Kobe Bryant, who takes the cake for the strangest NBA-related incident of the summer.

A man alleges that Kobe hurt his wrist — enough for him to end up in the hospital — when the Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar guard thought the dude was secretely photographing Bryant and his family during service at a church this past Sunday.

Kobe supposedly grabbed the guy’s phone, “injured” him in the process, but did not find any pictures.

From News 10 and the OC Register:

Sources told 10News Bryant was attending a church service at St. Therese of Carmel in Carmel Valley Sunday and thought someone was taking pictures of him with a cellphone. According to police, Bryant took the phone from the man, did not see any pictures and then left the church.

The man said he had to go to the hospital for treatment on his wrist.

San Diego police are now investigating the matter.

The lesson here, friends, is not to allow Kobe Bryant to think you’re snapping pics of him and his fam while at church. It may result in a injured wrist.

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  • EJ

    God just wanted revenge on the dude for using a phone in church.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Money grab…

  • Fat Lever

    Was this “guy” Karl Malone?

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/features/overdribbling chiqo

    funny, he didn’t have that reaction when those kids got him on camera saying the lakers should ship bynum out of town.

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  • Red Star

    Who uses their cell during service? Talk about disrespectful! Dude deserved it but it’s a shame Kobe was involved!

  • EJ

    Dude deserved a broken wrist for using his phone in a church?? Really? I don’t think that the Bible has any anti-phone teachings.

  • Thomas

    true that, my man, true that….

  • treetrunks


  • Jay Cutler

    Surprised yall haven’t blamed LeBron yet.

  • idrees

    oh, thank god, i thought it said, “kobe injured his own wrist”.

  • idrees

    OMG wait, is the phone OK?

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    This dude didn’t deserve it any more than Kobe didn’t deserve to have pics of his family taken, in church of all places.
    This is a classic case of two wrongs not making a right. Actually, since dude didn’t even snap any pics, Kobe’s in the wrong but you can’t blame him for trying to protect his family’s privacy.
    For the record, NBA superstar or not, church or not, some dude grabs me, I’m chin-checking him Chris Childs style. And most self-respecting men would too.
    The fact that this dude let Kobe just injure him without retaliating leads me to believe he’s seeing dollar signs and we’ll be seeing a lawsuit soon.

  • http://livingwitholdfogies.blogspot.com/ dma

    what kind of phone was it? was it the new iphone 5?

  • Karl Malone

    Well how could you not want to snap a few pics of Vanessa

  • robb

    Yes EJ it was disrespectful. And on top he’s a crybaby. I confirm Red Star’s comment it was too bad he didn’t break his wrist. Probably the bastard wants money. F*cking vermin is everywhere.

  • http://dsjfklfl.com Jukai

    Enigmatic: Or he was fearful of the 6’6 black dude and didn’t want to make the situation even worse. C’mon now….

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Enigmatic, defending NBA players’ rights to break wrists during the Lord’s sermon since 1993.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Hey, if that’s the case that’s on him. Why be afraid of a guy just cause he’s black or bigger than you? That’s pathetic.
    To paraphrase Biggie, picturing me being shook of a dude that breathes the same air as me…

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    I’m not defending dude, JTaylor. I said he was in the wrong.
    But come on now, wouldn’t you get heated if you thought your family’s privacy was being invaded like that?

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Well Enigmatic I know that you know that ain’t the normal attitude.
    Although him being black really shouldn’t be a consequence in post-racial America, right?

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    You sure about that Enig? I mean Kobe Bryant 6’6″ 220 grabs your phone. Shi+, i’d definitely think twice before trying to fight a professional athlete in any sport. Don’t get me wrong, he grabs my family and it’s over, but he grabs my phone i’d probably just sit back and watch. But ya your right, Kobe gots to keep his hands off.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Sorry hadn’t refreshed my page and kinda came in repeating everyone else lol my bad.

  • Charles Breen

    HE DIDNT BREAK HIS WRIST..it was just quote on quote injured lol

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    You’re right, Allen. That’s not the normal attitude people have towards different races.
    To be really real, I see it all the time and it’s a damn shame, how in 2011, it’s a fairly common site to see white people cross the damn street to avoid walking past a black or Latino kid…
    Lake – See, but it said dude injured him in the process, which I’m guessing means he probably grabbed his wrists too.
    If Kobe Bryant came up and snatched my phone, I probably wouldn’t know how to react. Cause that’s pretty random. LOL
    But it’s different when someone puts their hands on you. As a man, wouldn’t your natural reaction be to strike him back in some way or at least ask him WTF is he doing?
    I mean, unless the person is someone of authority such as a boss at work or a cop, someone that can really make your life hell.

  • http://Zogs.ca Zogs

    First of whether or not he was taking pictures of Kobe, THE DUDE WAS USING. A CELLPHONE IN CHURCH!!!!
    And I actually do believe he was taking pics of Kobe ( I’m sure kobes wouldn’t f&@$ up like dat)

  • http://bleacherreport.com/articles/791470-lebron-james-vs-dwyane-wade-who-is-the-better-player/page/8 nbk

    A grown man went to the hospital from how hard Kobe grabbed his wrist? This isn’t over.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    I’m telling you, dude’s seeing dollar signs.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Ya no if I am actually physically injured from dude yes I will get physical, but I guess i’m just doubting kobe actually did anything like that. He probably snatched the phone and scratched the guy in the process and now the holy paparazzi is looking to ca$h in on Kobe “physically assaulting” him. I don’t get out much, but in Seattle and here in LA I never seen someone cross a road to avoid anybody. Unless the person has something that makes you think you should. Just a menacing look from someone is enough for me to cross the road to avoid uneeded conflict. But I don’t think sane people(90% of the pop.) cross the road to avoid people that look different. Caucasians are a minority now anyway.

  • http://bleacherreport.com/articles/791470-lebron-james-vs-dwyane-wade-who-is-the-better-player/page/8 nbk

    He has to see dollar signs. I don’t know a grown ass man, sh*t I have never even met one, that would go to the hospital because their wrist hurt. Unless Kobe snapped this man’s bones when he grabbed the phone then that is what this is all about IMO.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry


  • Double J

    Kobe wanna ride wit us

  • seriousblack


  • http://www.twitter.com/nflem41 Nicolas Fleming

    I wish Kobe would grab my hand like that and whisper the same sweet-nothings into my ear that he directs toward referees at basketball games.

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/features/overdribbling chiqo

    i’m glad 90% of us have already assumed kobe’s guilty.

  • Stillballin

    The dude must have upload the picture in his facebook account already.. That’s why Kobe didn’t see any pictures.. Haha.

  • http://philosopher.view@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Kobe still hasn’t gotten over himself.
    Now, he’s assaulting people who are trying to worship God. That is an arrestable offense.
    Misdemeanor assault. 1 year probation. Community service.
    Hell, if the church gentile worshiper that Kobe Bryant is aggressively manhandling really wants to go all the way with it, he can get a restraining order on Bryant.
    Talk about bad press…
    That would nearly take the cake.
    Paying off a woman for assaulting her sexually.
    Now, he sends a poor gentile church guy to the hospital…
    He has a pattern.

  • http://philosopher.view@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    He sends women AND men to the E.R.
    Who’s going to assassinate The King’s character, now?
    At least The King isn’t beating up anyone in the House of God.

  • http://theurbangriot.com The Nupe

    If Kobe did this, I hope he has to pay. I understand not wanting your picture taken – your wife/kids pictures. But that doesn’t have anyone the rigt to touch someone else or their property. What would only make it worse is if the guy really wasn’t taking pictures (which wouldn’t be a crime anyway).

  • http://sfbnxfbn.com Ku Klux

    That’s when you sue that prick for a Mill or 2. Try that over here Kobe, ill sue your black ass then bury you in a ditch. Come back to San Diego…. see what happens.

  • Heals

    Uggghhh another one of America’s finest in action; going to the hospital for your wrist cause someone grabbed your cell. Even a p**** would to see if it still hurt the next morning before gettin it looked at…

  • http://stapledesign.com Spaceship Jay

    Philo, that was hilarious. Even if Kobe did hurt my wrist, I’d be too much of a pridefull man to publisize it. Who wants to be known as that dude?

  • michael G

    @The Philosopher you have to be the dumbest person ever the man was defending the privacy of his family in case you forgot kobe has two young daughters and the guy had his cell phone out pointed in his direction

  • http://philosopher.view@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    @Spaceship Jay:
    I have to see a picture of the victim. I mean, if the victim of Bryant’s seemingly unreasonable aggression is a person who would be deemed as one who would not be able to adequately defend himself against Bean’s thuggery, well then, you know…
    You know what would be even funnier?
    If the God fearing, faithful churchgoer exposed himself to the masses with this big assed cast wrapped up in this loosely tied sling. With signatures on it.
    He goes on to tell the world about how Kobe put the fear of God in him, and how he was deathly afraid for the safety of himself, AND his fellow church brethren, as Bryant looked as if he was possessed by some force other than the Holy Ghost, as Bryant strummed through the communication device in question.
    While the victim prayed…

  • EJ

    I guess my wrist should’ve been broken multiple times, cause all I ever did was play snake when my mom made me go to church. Luckily I never had a camera in my phone or been to church with famous people.

  • Everynowhere

    kobe is HILARIOUS. u’d think he’d learn by now but no. i don’t care if the victim is faking it to get money. kobe put himself in this situation. LOCKOUT.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Milk Carton: The SEED.
    Dude’s wrist? BROKE IT!!!

  • robb

    @EJ that’s why christianity is losing the battle. People just don’t give a f*ck about church. Other religions are dead serious about their beliefs. I can’t picture a jew or a muslim playing snake at a synagogue or mosque. Not criticizing, just sayin’.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    ^then you don’t know enough jews or muslims my friend.

  • EJ

    If God loves people, why can’t he let us play snake if we enjoy it? And why would you feel like you need to battle for something that you think is all powerful? I mean he’ll just send us dirty bastards to hell to suffer for all eternity when we mock him, isn’t that enough? I don’t get it why you need to bother about it.

  • EJ

    And I know many muslims who drink and do stuff that’s actually fun. They aren’t all crazy you know.

  • EJ

    And I know many muslims who drink and do stuff that’s actually enjoyable. They aren’t all crazy you know.

  • robb

    yeah, I know some muslims drink and all but the majority of them (the people I know) at least show some respect when they go to their temples. I’m not a religious guy or anything but I do think you should show some respect if you’re gonna go or don’t go at all.

  • http://bleacherreport.com/articles/791470-lebron-james-vs-dwyane-wade-who-is-the-better-player/page/8 nbk

    Matic the Seed has been M.I.A. since he forgot Gary Payton was the PG of the Lakers in 04, after he went on an extended rant about how Fisher’s horrible defense made Chauncey Billups a Finals MVP.

  • Shem

    This is all LeBron’s fault

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    LOL so you mean he GP was the starting PG but he MISTOOK IT!!! for Fisher?
    Maybe next time he should LOOK IT!!! up in Google.
    Wow. My head? SHOOK IT!!!

  • http://bleacherreport.com/articles/791470-lebron-james-vs-dwyane-wade-who-is-the-better-player/page/8 nbk

    I wish Slamonline was like twitter sometimes, so when there is a comment like that, i can, favorite it!!!

  • http://philosopher.view@blogspot.com The Philosopher


  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Poor poor Seed..

  • http://slamonline Brion

    Whats that Kanye lyric about “when im in church no photos”?

  • Ichef

    Damn BASED God

  • Gaz

    I wonder if The Seed remembers that Kobe played for the Lakers last season???… Probs not…

  • Gaz

    *His ‘beloved’ Lakers

  • BostonBaller

    Kobe overreacted…situation overblown…$$$$igns…move on

  • Ben

    Smh, Kobe.

    LeBron traveled.

  • BostonBaller


  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Some of yall got jokes. I know GP played in 2004, was just making a point about Fisher defense.
    IF my FAVORITE ALL TIME PLAYER KOBE DID this, then dude must have deserved it. Kobe taking up for his fam. Dude probably wants money, but its cool. Kobe can give him some chump change, but I bet the Pastor probably backs Kobe. BOOK IT!!

  • Gaz

    The Seed, your FAVOURITE ALL TIME PLAYER KOBE only ever one his chips and made all of those All-Star appearances due to Slow DFish weak D on him… Oh wait they played on the same team…

  • Gaz


  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    The seed is a regular old Bishop Eddie Long.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    The pastor will probably want some money too.
    CROOK IT!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com i love kobe

    It just shows a good gesture from a guy like kobe bryant hehe. what an icon

  • http://www.slamonline.com i love kobe

    kobe is just OVER REACTING!

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/features/overdribbling chiqo

    i wonder if the police will find more than one man’s dna on the victim’s wrist.

  • http://bedotwater.bandcamp.com BE.water

    zing! Chiqo!! lol

  • Gaz

    ^^^ Maybe they will find The Seed’s ‘seeds’ amongst that DNA…

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    When Kobe ‘wristed’ that dude…did he have his jaw jutting out? Thats how I imagine it….

  • http://Slamonline nbk

    #kobeface #idotcareifitsslam #payabookingfeealreadyseed

  • Jer Boi

    Damn The Seed I don’t think anyone takes you seriously anymore.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/MichaelJR_NZ Michael NZ

    Nothing but a money grab.

  • http://bedotwater.bandcamp.com BE.water

    Any chance I could get some Layup Line love? I wont disappoint. Im bringing that real!

    click the name, listen to cassette tapes.

  • Gaz

    Nobody ever took The Seed seriously, but when you forget that Gary Payton, one of the greatest point guards of all time, played on your team in the modern era; then it really is beyond a joke… He is most definitely one ‘seed’ that should have never been fertilized… now watch him SOOK IT!!!

  • Kibs

    “And I know many muslims who drink and do stuff that’s actually enjoyable. They aren’t all crazy you know.”

    Yo EJ. No need to insult my (or any) religion, man. This ain’t Yahoo Sports.

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  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    “injured” wrist -> broken wrist
    Kobe involved -> Kobe broke his wrist
    Keep on pushing guys, we have this dude in the ground and Kobe in prison by tomorrow night!

  • http://www.slamonline.com ikobe boy

    kobe is just paranoid hehe