Friday, November 9th, 2012 at 4:35 pm  |  35 responses

Kobe Bryant Reacts to the Firing of Head Coach Mike Brown

To the delight of just about everyone, Kobe Bryant has become an avid user of Facebook. Bryant posted his thoughts on the shocking news that the Los Angeles Lakers fired head coach Mike Brown just five games into the season: “Tough day. I’ve seen coaches as well as friends come and go. No matter how many years I’ve been playing, it’s still hard to deal with. I had a good relationship with Mike and I will continue to have one. I wish him and his family nothing but the best. I spoke with him today and thanked him for all of his hard work and sacrifice. As a team, we must focus our energy on tonight’s game. We must block out the weight of today’s news and simply do our jobs to the best of our ability. I’m not sure what direction we are heading in next. All I can do is focus on the here and now. Mamba out.”

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  • ggg3

    Kobe knew

  • Jer dawg

    “You’re welcome” -Kobe on behalf of Laker fans.

  • charliewinning

    For once, Kobe said something very classy. Even if he isn’t really sad to see Brown go I’m glad he didn’t try to throw him under the bus…And that Mamba ish is sooooo corny.

  • http://twitter.com/stepfdelaghetto Stepfan Raiford

    He called him Mike, not coach but Mike. lol

  • http://twitter.com/stepfdelaghetto Stepfan Raiford

    Wait Kobe is on facebook but not twitter? Somethings wrong with this picture.

  • Nella

    ‘Mamba out.’ Oh, Lawd.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    lmao that mamba out line is classic

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    Whyd you stop updating your Myspace Kobe?

  • roscoe

    kb24 uttered the same statement when kwame brown, smush parker, chris mihm, chucky atkins, radmonivic, brian cook, & jr rider left LAL.

  • Buckets

    If you would’ve told me before the season that L.A. would fire their coach after five games, I would’ve said, “Sucks to be Vinny Del Negro.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/rig.veda.94 Rig Veda

    i think Kobe just trying to protect himself from blame game. Public response first is the right move to eliminate speculation. We all know Kobe does not like Mike and Mike deserves to get fire too. He has no record to show for and I don’t know if he has respect from the crews.

    I wish the Clipper GM/Boss take notice. I can’t wait for Del Negro to get out too. So much talents in the Clipper, but the coach is dumb as a door knob.

  • Caribbeancop

    What!! he just indirectly fired the coach! the stare at coach Brown!!

  • LakeShow

    He called Phil, Phil.

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  • LakeShow

    lol, you’ve actually been funny lately Zogs. What gives??

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  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    dwight did it

  • Deontre Waltamont

    Is he leveling us with that ‘Mamba out’ ish?

  • al

    yo momma out.
    weird kobe, just werid

  • Kadavour

    Kobe is forever insulated from any coach firing blame now that Dwight is on the roster

  • pposse

    once difference between kobe and lebron…lebron still refers to Mike Brown as ‘Coach Brown’ ..meanwhile Kobe refers to him as ‘Mike’

  • nhm

    lebron brought mike to the finals…. just saying

  • Ugh

    The Player Formerly Known As Ronron should thake that up.
    “Peace out.”

  • MikeC.

    Kobe is in his 30′s. Grownups don’t “tweet”. Grownups also don’t name themselves “Mamba” an drefer to themselves in 3rd person nickname, so I don’t even know what to think any more.

  • Drig’r

    Kobe never referred to PJax as coach Jackson or coach Phil. He always called him Phil as well…….

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

    yea i was reading that too

  • wave

    The weakest eastern conference ever bought Mike to the finals.., just saying

  • shockexchange

    Did the Mamba refer to himself in 3rd person? WTW?

  • http://twitter.com/TalkofPhilly Derrick Slanger

    They beat the Pistons who were really good… #JustSaying

  • wave

    They were really good,,,,,,….in 04…..just saying

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  • nbktroll

    You think he said “mamba in” when he was in that Colorado hotel room???

  • http://twitter.com/TalkofPhilly Derrick Slanger

    I talking about the Pistons team LeBron when the Cavs went to the finals… DUH!

  • Cameron

    The Pistons were good from 03-07 maybe. Made eastern conference finals 3 or 4 times in a row. Yeap….they were just good in ’04