Friday, February 8th, 2013 at 4:30 pm  |  33 responses

Kobe Bryant Hisses Like a Snake on the Court Says Jordan Crawford

The Black Mamba really thinks he’s a black mamba, so claims Washington Wizards guard Jordan Crawford. Kobe Bryant apparently hisses when calling for the ball, which is amazingly hilarious. Per the WaPo (via ESPN): “When I first played with Kobe — they call him the Black Mamba — but then he was doing like a little snake sound when he wanted the ball. It was crazy. It was crazy. It’s like tsssss, tsssss. Like fishing. Tsssss, tssss. He do that. Everybody tells you he’s gonna do it before you play him — like, ‘Wait till you hear him do this.’ And then he [does] it, and it’s like, what? He’s really a mamba. It sounds like some kind of snake.’”

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  • Josef

    WOW….only Kobe. Good thing his nickname isn’t “The Wild Boar”

  • Happy

    Sorry but that sh!t is so corny lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/byram.allen Byram ThaGatekeeper Allen

    anybody that has played ball before knows thats not unique. i know dudes in the hood that did that. a lot of dudes have different sounds they use when they want the ball lol

  • nbahofer

    Some ppl make noises some people just demand throw me the rock without a word.

  • Dymez

    I’ve played basketball my entire life, in various cities from LA, to ATL, to NY. Never once in my life have I heard some cat make animal noises for the pill. The most exotic thing I ever heard was “Yo, give me the [expletive] ball!”

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    lmao Jordan Crawford in funny AF.

  • Max

    You’ve never played with anyone that yells whoow! in a really high voice?

  • Happy

    It’s not the sound per se, it’s that he tries too hard to live up to a self-appointed nickname. It just comes off as contrived.

  • Dymez

    Yeah. I’ve heard a “Whoo!” “Skoo! (I do that)” “Oop!” many times. That’s normal.

    Never heard a “Hsst!” “Tssst! “Ruff!” “Rawr!” “Meow!” or any other type of animal noises, though. That sounds like a guy that’s trying too hard.

  • shawnkemp4prez

    @Dymez dude you made me literally lol

  • Max

    LMAO, I have to admit I sometimes meow when I’m open in the corner, but really silent so nobody hears.

  • T-man

    “He’s really a mamba.” HAHAHHAHA!

  • http://twitter.com/SupermanayrB B!

    I’ve heard: come here, ball³, koo koo, hey, hit me, trailer, I’m open, seeing it, kick it, here I go, yea3 and pssst2. People have all kinds of ways to call for the ball.

  • The Philosopher

    You’ve got to be kidding…

  • bubblecat

    How’s anyone supposed to hear a hiss on the court ?

  • ATL dynamite

    It’s nothing crazier then calling yourself better than Jordan. lol

  • pposse

    i do the same damn thing to when i want the ball!!

    I always thought this was a chitown thing. At the park nearby my old house guys would be doing this since 1995.

  • pposse

    i do this when i hoop!

  • hillbilly

    I could NOT agree more. It’s even more of an embarrassment than that stupid, Bubba Gump ‘underbite’ thing he used to do whenever he’d hit a big shot. Dude’s got issues…lol

  • rande3p

    this story is corny or lame to those who don’t ball.. everybody makes some sort of noise asking for the ball … including hisses, whistlers, barks, shouts etc….. maybe Jordan Crawford should start hissing

  • Lorne

    It’s corny to anyone not lame enough to make up their own nickname and then proceed to act like the animal he named himself. Been hooping for 15 years, never saw this type of cornball bs. Everybody has their own way of calling for the ball, but leave it to corny Kobe to take it to the next level. Talented legend, but he tries too hard at creating his own myth.

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  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    hahah you guys are funny

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    everytime i play ball and get in the zone… i tend to say RED RUM,

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    i hate those ppl

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    whistles all day

  • coyboo

    is jordan crawford under nike’s payroll? bet this is staged to further add to the foklore that is the mamba movement

  • fruizm

    “meow” hahaha

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  • dannyb

    Maybe his ego just sprung a leak

  • Big D

    “Meow”. Oh man, that is incredible. can’t stop laughing.

  • Juan Gotti

    “rawr” lmmfao hilarious!!!