Photo Courtesy Brandon Jennings Twitter

Now that the NBA lockout is seemingly here to stay, NBA stars lighting up the Drew League on YouTube are our only form of entertainment for the time being.

After Kobe’s 45-point performance during his last exhibition with the Drew League (which included the game-winning shot over Oklahoma City’s James Harden), there are a good number of Angelenos looking forward to the September 10th game pitting the Drew League versus the Goodman League that is still in the tentative planning stages.

One Angeleno, though, has made it clear that in the event of a Drew/Goodman matchup, Kobe should not be allowed to suit up. That Angeleno is Compton-native and Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings, via ESPN’s Chris Palmer:

“He wasn’t born and raised in LA. You gotta be from LA to play for Drew. Show me a birth certificate.”

As many Laker fans may already know, while Kobe’s 15 years with the Lakers make him seem like a native son, Bryant was born in Philadelphia before moving with his family to Italy when his father played in the European leagues. While Jennings’ comment may seem harsh, his words referred specifically to a Drew League rule that only Los Angeles-born players may play for the official Drew League team.

Jennings went on to address his Twitter followers further after receiving considerable criticism:

[blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/BL00dline3/status/108372159801466880"]

[blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/BL00dline3/status/108373093516443648"]

Jennings does have an honest point about natives playing for the Drew League team, but when there is no basketball on the current horizon and NBA players begin flocking to these pro-am leagues to stay in basketball shape, a few exceptions to the rules can be expected.

  • jeremiah.

    daug u just mad because you can barely keep up in the NBA 
    you know kobe would smash anyone in the drew league…….

    • Jayyforrest

      No one likes a snake tru,BUT THE BLACK MAMBA got His name from his deadly game,get sum fella…

  • Cobsma

    go heads up one on one on the court jennings then well see whats what? u talkng shitt bout a drew league rule lmao get 5 rings then run ur lip foo!

  • Koscheck

    When you have 5 rings, you can play where you want.

  • Jjdfish01

    Kobe is King of L.A. play on homie. Everyone bends rules

  • someone

    fuck him he thinks he can take kobe he fucking sucks

  • John L Gibson jr

    Jennings don’t be scared of the Mamba, it won’t hurt for long.

  • Miss_melina_61

    Who is Jennings? Dude get the hell outta here. How you gonna speak up on LA, do you not know LA loves Kobe. You a damn fool.

  • Ben Ellis

    Drew league? Thats like the Pee Wee version of basketball

  • JENNINGS WHO?

    Who’s this brandon jennings guy? Ohhh, a Bucks point guard. Never heard of him yet.

  • Drnguyen25

    that shirt is prob his brand… and if u look at the collar it will say AAA… hahah china town brand… get outta here kid…. they make exceptions for greats…legends… they say it as a honor for kobe to play…. u on other hand didn’t get to play and ur a native… sad lol

    Tru…..

  • Kyle Freudenberg

    Ok, Brandon, you don’t even have to win a title.  How about you just starting shooting over 40% before you start talking shit.

  • BJBolusan

    Another HATER!Jennings should be proud that Kobe is or has been putting LA on his back for the past how many years?!I mean who else is going to put it down for LA in the hoop world?!He doesnt have to be born in LA in this case,he has already done enough by giving us 5 Championships and all those playoffs/finals appearances!Like I wrote,Brandon is just another hater and honestly wants to be @ Kobes level but keep trying bc I dont think he will ever be…

  • Filosofreak

    he has bad memories of mamba:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWMlTJMkusY

  • TOUCHING_MYSELF

    Hey Brandon, “Nobody likes a snake” huh?  Guess what?  “BUT EVERYBODY LOVES A GOOD B.J.!”  STFU you fcukin one hit wonder!  Seriously, you contribute more as an intern to Under Armour than you do to your Bucks team. 

  • Anonymous

    The man goes home to Philly and they boo him, so guess what? LA claims him by right of salvage. One city’s trash is another city’s treasure. Next time you go home to visit, ask who LA’s favourite son is and see how high you are on the list compared to Kobe.
    Jackass.

  • Alan

    mamba’s done more for LA than young buck ever will.

  • Ronin99

    LOL…can hardly wait until Mamba goes for 40 on this dumb ass!

  • junkyarddawg

    Who the HELL is this guy?!!!

    Who cares what he thinks!!!!

  • Oneslyque

    This Fool should not be even mentioned in the same article as Kobe. He sucks anyway. He doesn’t even have enough stamps on a passport to even fool with the Black Mamba! ….It’s LAKERS NATION for life.

  • Anonymous

    Playing in Milwaukee and realizing his career is going nowhere.  More people in Compton are wearing Kobe jerseys at his high school than his and probably only the coach remembers he went to the school. Brandon Jennings, get that hate out ’cause that’s what haters do.  Just hope Kobe doesn’t light you up for fun.

  • Rimple

    I agree…why are we wasting time with this guy.  Kobe is more of LA than this guy will ever be

  • Sicari173

    Forget this guy and move on this is not news. Dude Kobe is like a native to LA like everyone knows that’s what team he is on

  • Maverick7777_2000@yahoo.com

    Brandon Jennings, Who???

  • DzynOne

    Brandon is right. if a league is traditionally reserved for natives then respect the league. I don’t think it was a diss. Although, nice way to get people to read this post. I feel The players should start the “Lockout League” and play exhibition games and donate proceeds. If the players need money then sell a Bently or two. Main objective is to stay healthy for when lockout is over. At least that’s my suggestion.

  • Betamos

    What….another Kobe hater ??? Oh, go on now !!!! You would think that any true fan of basketball or any other sport, would love to see a great talent play in any league or system. I call it being jealous or just being a hater, you know , a bad sport. Let the pros play where they are welcomed because whether you admit it or not, most can never see most of the sports stars live simply because they cant afford it. The fact that they want to play in a smaller venue should be taken advantage of by the masses who cant go to a regular NBA game. For those who want to complain, dont go, simple as that. Now quit your whining, keep sucking on your pacifier, and let the rest enjoy something they may never see live. Its everyones right to choose, go or stay home, were not forcing you to watch !!!

  • Tre_laker

    Some one please tell Jennings to shut up. Most of the DC team is made up of people who are not from DC. Plus this is not a Drew league game, Its an exhibition game. Drew league season is over. 

  • Gza257

    The only time anyone pays attention to Brandon Jennings is when he talks about Kobe. When he actually becomes a basketball star, I’ll listen.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ENX4BOL6XEE7EGY7MH65GCSAOM JayR

    why r u all tipping? he did not invite himself , he was invited…. i love how you all hate to like this guy.he is just a hard working deducated person who has capitalize on his god given talent,mayb jenning should try that and stop drinking haterade.

  • Captainart7

    Why do you report what this kid has to say? Nobody cares. Shut up about him. This reminds me of that lady anchor woman when she refused to do a story on the air about Paris Hilton. “She is a nobody who’s claim to fame is sex movies” she said. Good for her and she got a ton of mail in her favor. Stop reporting on what losers have to say.

  • Stfu

    Last time I checked kobe has been holding down LA for 15 years. If anyone is allowed anywhere in LA, it’s Kobe. So what you were born in LA, what have you done for the city? nothing bucks boy.

  • http://growingforward.net Scott Asai

    Jennings should just shut up. He’ll never be where Kobe has & will be. 

  • ChuckSwole

    Lets 

  • chuckswole

    Kobe can be grandfathered in.

  • Im_yo_pusha34

    lol, kobe is the king of LA right now, he can go anywhere, do anything in LA with immunity. That is a perk for being the star on the lakers.
    don’t tell me that magic johnson isn’t allowed to play there or the logo Jerry West lol get the fuck outta here

    only kings have rings
    and Kobe has 5
    so let the guy play, native or not… he is the king

  • Azusaworldtravel

    Jennings shirt nobody likes a snake is dumb. Keep getting apparell thats against kobe bryant, How original. Why dont you win a ring?, maybe then you can start talking about other athletes more.

  • Cortes231981

    Jannin who lmao.hahahaa

    • Cortes231981

      yes I mispelled his name on purpose people…

  • Big Steve

    I notice Jennings t shirt is in my favorite colors purple and gold…

  • Joseph Odom

    HOW CAN SOMEONE WHO HAS ACCOMPLISHED NOTHING IN THE NBA, SAY ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT THE FIVE TIME NBA CHAMPION KOBE BEAN BRYANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SIT YOUR INSIGNIFICANT ASS DOWN AND TRY TO WIN SOMETHING BEFORE YOU COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU CAN’T EVEN COMPREHEND, WINNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Joseph Odom

    HOW CAN SOMEONE WHO HAS ACCOMPLISHED NOTHING IN THE NBA, SAY ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT THE FIVE TIME NBA CHAMPION KOBE BEAN BRYANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SIT YOUR INSIGNIFICANT ASS DOWN AND TRY TO WIN SOMETHING BEFORE YOU COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU CAN’T EVEN COMPREHEND, WINNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Azusaworldtravel

    no one cares about jennings right now anyway, especially your insights, stick to your acomplishments and your life.

  • Joseph L. Apohen

    Jennings has an excellent point, but since Kobe only played in L.A. his professional carreer why not make an exception.  I sure would not like to see Kobe go all the way to Philly to play in the pro/am league there, if there is one.

  • Cuffy23

    When people cheer for L.A. there not cheering for brandon Jennings:-/ only ppl who kno him kno he from LA LMAO

  • LAKER DAN

    BLACK MAMBA RULES THE NBA, KOBE IS THE MOST POPULAR PERSON IN THE U.S , OTHE THAN OBAMA, SO SHUT THE F UP.

  • LAKER DAN

    Im a compton native and you suck as a player, u probably grew up a clipper fan, u should know Kobe is allready Bigger the Michael Jordan

  • Eric..aka The Watchdogg

    Hey BJ…when you averaged 8 pts. a game in Italy and your role was to play defense and take only open shots, that does not permit you the right to get on Kobe’s case.  Yes, playing in Europe may have helped you avoid going to college (it shows) and given you some pro exposure, you still have much to prove.  At 6’1″ and 169 lbs., you are light and slight.  That being said…I do like your game!  You do have some mad skills, but honestly best to keep quiet and work on you game..like Kobe did and does.  Your field goal percentage is just 38% for your first two seasons in the NBA.  You shoot pretty well from behind the arch (35%), but get some seasoning, get to the playoffs and lead your team to an elite status.  When you do, and I think you just might….then speak your piece.  Get to work young fellow.  You still have a lot to learn..Watchdogg…”tellin’ it the only way I know…Dogg-E-Style!”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FDIIOCJ2WWGV7CQGRMDYKFKNY Misilac

    So who the heck is Brandon Jennings anyway? Most people have never heard of him. I guess since nobody talks about him in the NBA then he is making sure people talk about him through Twitter…lol  If he’s not famous…then he would rather be infamous. Whatever it takes to get recognized, I guess.

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  • Bigsancho

    He has a valid point but he’s also jealous.  While there have been other lockouts, never one in the instant information age.  The stars who get boat-loads of adulation aren’t going to disappear.  These games are pretty cool IMO, bringing high-level b-ball to people who cannot afford it.  A true fan experience for true fans.  Get used to it Mr Jennings…for a year at least.

  • Leroy

    Brandon Jennings is afraid of the Black Mamba. That’s why he doesn’t like it.

    • PL

      Damn right!  Jealousy is an ugly thing! Who f*#king cares!!!

  • UpYourz!

    BJ(Blow Job) needs to STFU!!! Is he even playing in the Drew league? Is he a Laker? Is he a star player? He’s just a Hater that will NEVER accomplish what Kobe has. STOP drinking that bitch-ade and get it out your system b4 we don’t love you like Paul Peirce. wannabe Laker muthf@%*&s
    LAKERS Fo LIFE!!!!

  • UpYourz!

    BTW, that shirt is the closest he will ever come to wearing  purple n’ gold…lol

  • UpYourz!

    BTW, that shirt is the closest he will ever come to wearing  purple n’ gold…lol

  • Bluenov55

    What’s this Buck nuts talking about? Kobe’s got name and game. What name does he have? You’re a buck, more like a Doe.

  • oaxaca12

    damn, i got respect for both players. i was born and raised in LA so kobe is one of my heroes, but jennings is one of the best players actually from LA

  • Haronalmalik

    I DON’T LIKE TO MUCH BLAH, BLAH , BLAH  BLAH  JUST GO AND PLAY DA GAME SHITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

  • Vozhyk78

    First of all … Shut ur little hater mouse … Bitch ….. I just can’t wait when we gonna play bucks …BJ u better check the schedule boy and try to be sick those days …. It’ll be better to sit in a street clothes then being embarassed by BLACK MAMBA!!!!!!!!! Snake is waiting to bite ur skinny ass bitch !!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LVDVIACUC45ZSPZEZFWE2CKGTU Mystro

    NOW I HAVE BEEN AROUND THE DREW LEAGUE LONGER THAN THIS FOOL BEEN BORN AND WHEN HE STARTED TO WIPE HIS ASS … THE POINT I’M MAKING FANS WANT TO SOME PRO PLAYERS STOP BY TO PLAY  SOME BALL.. AND HE TRIPPING ON KOBE PLAYING … LET’S SEE LABRON  PLAYED KEVIN DURANT WHO YOU LOST TO PLAYED …OH SNAP NEITHER PLAYER WAS BORN IN LA .SO JENNING GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT BEFORE YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH … HATER!!!!!!!!

  • Kobe

    Brandon Jennings should just STFU already. That guy has nothing to be proud of and nothing on Kobe to be talking smack like that.

  • Randy

    Jennings before a PUNK and I mean Punk can dis a player like Kobe maybe he should look in the Mirror and ask him self what have I accomplised and that would be nothing Kobe hurt, kobe with one leg is still better than Jennings ever will be. Kobe is the man. the best player for the past 13yrs. nobody works Harder  than Kobe and know one hits more game winning shots. so my message to you PUNK shut up.
    Lakers32vt@yahoo.com

  • Noneyah

    Fuck BJ! Hahahah, BJ = Blow Job. Kobe’s been a loyal Los Angeles Laker since 1996! BJ was still a little kid, getting rides from his mommy. Kobe is more than qualified to play for the Drew league.

  • PL

    He’s a chump…The Black Mamba would tear him up. He’s just a jealous jackass!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002620413755 Martina Kienzle

    Brandon who? Just another jealous guy.

  • TANKEE40

    JENNINGS NEED TO GET HIM A COUPLE OF RINGS THEN HE CAN TALK SHIT ABOUT KOBE!!!!

  • Charles Freeman

    If one takes the time to actually what Jennings said about playing “in” the Drew League and playing for the Drew “team”, you’ll see what he’s referring to. Also, Kobe loves LA so much, he moved to Newport Beach (Orange County) years ago.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DHBJG2ENSPFWRYLVLKCSXZURTY RC

    if he dont care then  why did he open his mouth oh yeah  he had some of that dumb fuck juice 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DHBJG2ENSPFWRYLVLKCSXZURTY RC

    if he dont care then  why did he open his mouth oh yeah  he had some of that dumb fuck juice 

  • TOK

    i see jennings point. hes la native. but he cant say shit bout kobe, bj aint made no real marks in the nba. get a ring first! kobe is the best player in basketball period! LA still loves you tho, call out lebron or somethin.

  • Nonsense

    Sooooo,how about that lockout?…

  • Jazori

    Jennings should stop hating .

  • DuWop

    He right fuck rat boy! He dnt no were he from! that Jordon wonna B!

    • Ceaundreblue

      you cant even spell.try again as wipe

      • Ceaundreblue

        meant to say ass wipe…my bad

        • Los

          and your making fun of his writing…lol…please!!!

          • LA808

            its a joke 

  • lakerman34

    Yeah whatever. Who cares. Not wise to irritate Mamba, though.

    I like Jennings, personally. Things he’s saying about Kobe doesn’t change anything. He’s not really dissing him in anyway. 

    I actually hope Jennings becomes a beast in this league.

  • Major League

    branden jennings just wants attention we get it. Please stop trying to ride Kobe’s coat tail when you win five rings and everything he has accomplished then u can speak Bitch!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • KTOWN

    f the rule. That’s kobe bryant mayne! One of the best to ever do it!

    Remember That Son.

  • Djtonyv

    jennings….win freaking something…you ain’t nobody and nobody in L.A. knows you more than they do Kobe….L.A. people have probably had to look you up.

    • Guest1132141

      Kobes more LA than Jennings ever will be

  • Workoutwarrior9

    Is this scrub (Jennings) serious!  I look at it this way, when a Dog barks at the moon, its normal, but if the moon barks at the dog, we have news.  Kobe will put this in his mental roladex and Jennings will pay for sure. 

  • Luke Sucks

    His mom must have been whacked to name this dude Brandon to go along with Jennings.  I am sure he was called BJ all his life.  He sucks like his name.

    As always….. LUKE SUCKS

  • Ceaundreblue

    who is Brandon Jennings……oh yeah buddy plays for the SUCKS!!!! LOL. Kobe is LA!! Ask around, i’m pretty sure all of Cali would tell him the same. Be careful BJ before you speak, only thing you ever did for LA was live there. Stop hating SO HARD!!! I saw the pic where you had a tee that read “nobody likes a snake”. just because your initials stand for BLOW JOB, does not mean we men like you…do the world a favor and shut your cocc succers PLEASE!! Kobe for PREZ!!

  • Gilly

    I agree, he’s not from los angeles

  • Kobe24LaLakers4LIFE

    you think this idiot is a BIG Kobe hater?check out this youtube video where everyone is calling Kobe a sidekick for life “Michael Jordan stans”
    Kobe may not be born in LA but hes been loyal to LA 1996-2011 he didnt get traded to wizards or retire 3x like Jordan did 94 98 03.
    Kobe > MJ
    Speak up LA!

  • KOBEownsbrandonjennings4life

    btw this dude AKA Blow Job wont ever be as great as allen iverson let alone a KOBE!
    this dude wishes he could have a job spit shining Kobe’s kicks or handing Kobe a towel on the bench lol!
    this loser should be booted out of LA any time you see him in a bar,club,restaurant,any store for that matter other than the Staples center cuz i really wanna see Kobe lay him a beat down 62 points in 3 quarters outscore an entire Bucks team haha.
    BlowJob you will always suck dude you cant even shoot 40pct FG!FUCKING pathetic!!!!!
    Brandon Jennings = Kobe hater 4 life