Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 at 11:10 am  |  17 responses

Kobe Bryant Bet Gerald Wallace He Could Hit a Free-Throw With His Eyes Closed

You saw Kobe Bryant and Gerald Wallace talking lots of junk at the end of last night’s Lakers/Nets game. Bryant hinted at a possible wager between the two in postgame comments, which Wallace confirmed. However, the Nets’ forward found Kobe’s bet too rich for his blood. Per the NY Daily News: “With the game on the line Tuesday night and Kobe Bryant at the charity stripe, Wallace began jawing with the Laker great. What was Wallace talking about? ‘I was trying to get him to close his eyes to shoot.’ Now remember, Michael Jordan is famous for hitting a free throw with his eyes closed, and we all know how much Bryant wants to be like Mike. So maybe there was a chance Bryant would play along. Turns out he would’ve – for a steep price. ‘I had to make a big bet,’ Wallace said. ‘So I told him just shoot the free throws.’ There’s no telling what this ‘big bet’ involved, whether it was thousands of dollars, millions, maybe even a car. But Wallace was obviously willing to pay up if it scared him off. Instead, Bryant converted his full-sight free throws and the Lakers snapped the Nets five-game winning streak, 95-90. Wallace, who was playing his second game following a six-game absence because of an ankle sprain, was the Nets’ hero defensively, securing five steals and three blocks.”

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  • Redd

    That’s awesome! Lol, Kobe made him show up or shut up.

  • Max

    Gotta love it.

  • fruizm

    Sick game though! Deron Williams was abusing Morris!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    I’m glad Kobe didn’t shoot with his eyes close for the sake of showing him up.

  • Jackie Moon

    Kobe wanted to bet 5 grand.

  • Duncs

    straight cash homie

  • Jay

    This mini article has “7 Year old english project” written all over it

  • thesage

    Bow Wow > Gerald Wallace

  • SloopJohnB

    It’s either five grand or five hundred grand. I recorded it last night and posted it. With Wallace saying it was a big bet I have to think it was five hundred grand. Here’s the video, you decide. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU010qf_Iqs

  • http://twitter.com/TheAttack5 je

    lol ooo one of the best PGs in the league was abusing a 2nd year bench player who shouldnt even be playing!! so sick!!

  • fruizm

    I never said that was the “sick” part you idiot!…trolling at its finest!!!

  • brandan evans

    yall trippin if u dont think Kobe woulda did it too!
    u saw how Metta had to pull Kobe away for Wallace’s sake.

  • http://newschoolmag.com/ Trey Michaels

    This is great.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shooting.guard.319 Shooting Guard

    wallace wanted to bet a helicopter, then quickly remembered he doesn’t own one…

  • bboy

    bottomline…. kobe can’t do it… he can’t shoot the free throws with eyes closed!

  • Max

    ohw lol, I read it as Wallace wanted to be a helicopter lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/shooting.guard.319 Shooting Guard

    lol dats funny i read all your comments on here, they always funny i’m trying to top you