Kobe Bryant guest-hosted “The Grantland Basketball Hour” Sunday night, and was his usual forthcoming and candid self.
Bryant was there to promote his upcoming documentary, and touched on the usual Kobe-centric subjects — Shaquille O’Neal, Phil Jackson, the Los Angeles Lakers’ struggles, the 81-point game, Karl Malone, etc.
The Black Mamba argues that it’s the media’s fault he only has a single regular season NBA Most Valuable Player award (2008) to his name:
“Because the media votes on it.”
“It was never a mission of mine to win a lot of MVPs. It was to win a lot of championships.”
“With that being said, does it bother me? Yeah, it bothers me. Of course it bothers me.”