Advantage: Kobe

Inside The Lakers: It was subtle this time, but apparently MVP status doesn’t make Kobe Bryant immune from a few jabs from his ever-pugilistic coach Phil Jackson. Friday in practice, Jackson commented that Bryant’s shot still seemed a bit flat to him, and that Bryant might still be a little tired from all his summer activities.

“Kobe still looks to me like his legs might be a little tired,” Jackson said.

Well, Saturday night Bryant answered that jibe both on and off the court, scoring a team-high 28 points on 10-of-14 shooting in the Lakers 108-104 win over FC Barcelona. Then afterwards in the locker room, when I playfully asked him what he’d thought of Jackson’s comments about him, Bryant laughed, shrugged his shoulders, then said: “I think it’s the other way around to be honest with you. I think Phil’s a little tired. I feel fantastic.”

Jaime is the co-owner and Operating Director for LakerNation.com from Alhambra, CA. He's help create the official websites for Kevin Durant and Goodwin Sports. Currently, he's the Online Producer for FOX Sports Radio and AM570 KLAC.
  • http://jamieinsider.celebuzz.com Jamie Spears Insider

    ROFL =P

  • Jack Nicholson

    everyone’s tired of waiting. come on season, let’s go!

  • e

    hahaha

  • PauKobeBynumOdomDynasty

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    If you really are Jack Nicholson…i agree with u!

  • vida8

    I think it’s the other way around to be honest with you. I think Phil’s a little tired. I feel fantastic.” LOL

  • Cody G

    Lets go start the season now!!!!

  • kobethegreat

    lol kobe MVP

  • http://jamieinsider.celebuzz.com Jamie Spears Insider

    Kobe will be fine. Sometimes when he’s not looking to score then he’ll have a flat shot. It happens.

  • sketch

    even if he’s not the real jack, i still agree with him! let’s get the season started man!