Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 2:55 pm  |  10 responses

Kobe Bryant Yelled at His Teammates Prior to Win Over Denver

You couldn’t tell given how happy and silly the Los Angeles Lakers were acting during their dominant win over the Denver Nuggets last night. But a day earlier, Kobe Bryant lit into his teammates for not being tough enough. Reports the LA Times: “Kobe Bryant is happier now. Slightly. Maybe. He was in an angry mood at Thursday’s practice, calling out his teammates for not being tough enough in games. It wasn’t a long rant, maybe half a minute, but he left practice in a hurry, stalking off the court toward the end of it, irritated that the first team had lost to the reserves several times. He knocked some items off a table at midcourt on his way to the locker room and did not talk to reporters who were let in after his outburst. ‘It was worth seeing,’ said a person at Lakers practice that day. Maybe it worked. The energized Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets, 122-103, Friday at Staples Center. [...] Bryant was still tight-lipped after the game, if not dour. ‘If guys are too happy, I need to bring them back down to Earth tomorrow,’ he said with more than a slight edge.”

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  • justin05

    Meeks, Jamison, and Hill must be out playing our big 3 during practice lol. Not hard to believe, sadly. Duhon > Morris

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    Wish there was a video

  • Perry the PlatyPteranodon

    Bet he told Jodie to stop being…. so meek! *Ba dum tsss*

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lars-Hansen/618510464 Lars Hansen

    Kobe’s words > Kobe’s actions

  • zogs19994


  • https://twitter.com/Wayne__o BuenoWayno1

    kobe takes all the credit for a win and blames teammates for not “contributing” enough if they lose….whats new?

  • spit hot fiyah


  • Yesse

    If Kobe acting like that makes Lakers this dominant, i think he should do this more often.

  • brandan evans

    i love it
    keep doin it kobe
    and if yall dont think MJ was the same way, please read up on that and u will know

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lars-Hansen/618510464 Lars Hansen

    Um, yeah.