Kobe Bryant Criticizes the Media for Criticizing NBA Champions

After coming to Russell Westbrook’s defense, Kobe Bryant took aim at know-it-all media critics in a series of tweets Monday night, and continuing his digital rant into Tuesday morning .

Bryant stood up for a number of past and current champions, including former teammate and nemesis Shaquille O’Neal.

Bryant points to the nagging criticism regarding weight issues and lack of effort that plagued O’Neal throughout his Hall of Fame career, which are ironically, exactly the things that drove Kobe nuts about the big guy during their time together in Los Angeles.