Update: Per L.A. Times request, we’ve removed the picture from the shoot. To see the images that are being discussed, please click here.

I’m sure Lakers fans have defended Kobe Bryant throughout his whole career.

“Kobe Haters”, tend to lean on the fact that he is lucky, instead of well-prepared, old instead of injured, and arrogant, instead of confident.

All those arguments, or words of hate, can be easily defended by the loyal Kobe supporter.

Unfortunately, in this situation, it’s not worth it.

Kobe Bryant in the most recent edition of LA times magazine, is shown modeling some high priced white outfits. Including, a basic white t-shirt for $285, and a sleeveless jacket worth about $1,080.

However, the most awkward “accessory” of them all is a Damir Doma hooded scarf with braid detail priced at $695. Posing for the camera to what can only be described as, his best Virgin Mary impression.

A day after the Game 1 win against Utah, Lakers point guard, Derek Fisher was shown the photos.

“Are these real? Fisher said. He followed by saying, “Guess things are better in LA if you guys are asking me about Kobe’s pictures instead of how poorly we are playing”

Ron Artest was asked his thoughts and responded, “Kobe can do what he wants. He’s a star”, but can Ron Artest really comment on wardrobe? He showed up to the Jimmy Kimmel Show in November with nothing but blue boxers on.

The only defense for Kobe is, he most definitely got paid a whole lot of money to throw on some overly expensive white garments on for a hour or two.

Kobe didn’t defend the pictures he simply stated, “they are a little to artsy”, and to the people who don’t like the photos Kobe responded, “I don’t give a (crap).”

Now to the Kobe haters that response is arrogant, To the Kobe supporters…

That’s simply confidence.

Check out more of the photo shoot, and the interesting conversation Tom Murray had with Kobe here

David Brickley is a staff writer, and host of The Voice of the Nation podcast on TLN. You can view more of his work at DavidJBrickley.com, and follow him @DavidJBrickley.

  • double

    something just isn’t right about this.

    • imfasterthanur

      I agree. Something doesn’t add up.

      • LakerMarc

        Not a puzzle, not an equation…don’t look for a solution..if you don’t get it, you just don’t….

        • imfasterthanur

          So wise, my friend.

          “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple” – Dr. Seuss


  • drive-for-16th


    • LakerMarc

      Get over it Drive

  • daboss1848

    nothing to defend . . . its fashion – some get it and some don’t. Here is the stylist’s explanation http://lakersblog.latimes.com/lakersblog/2010/05/stylist-discusses-kobe-bryants-la-times-magazines-photo-shoot.html

  • LakerMarc

    Very High men’s Fashion. The garments don’t surprise me, that Kobe is modelling them does, however. Runway-like stuff…Very Givenchy-esque. The Black Mamba now White! Kobe was never this cool!!!!!


    i love kobe but these pics r gay c’mon man model some of your nike clothing line

    • LakerMarc

      Nah ..Kobe in a tub full of bubbles for GQ a few months ago….that was Gay!

      Fashion for some men is gay (and for those who have no style) the part of this that seems Gay-ish and the way they made Kobe look (his skin, face, make-up) that’s kinda questionable.


    He’s just tapping into something ‘different’. It’s an acquired taste, not everyone is gonna like it. He even said so himself, “they are a little too artsy”. So even he doesn’t dig it as much but he’s just exploring other things that are ‘different’. He did something to this effect with GQ magazine but that was more into men’s style.

    • Marwan Deletes My Comments

      “exploring things that are different”???
      Let’s just hope Kobe is not spotted at a nightclub with Jordan Farmar…in West Hollywood…

  • TheLakerGenera11

    Uhhhh… Hmmmmm…..ahhhhh….ehhhh…well…(sigh)..uhh.. To each it’s own I guess. :-/

    BUT!! what should be noted if you read the link is how he is still regarded as a rapist based on those posted comments that’s messed up n powerful stuff.

    “now let’s go out there and win game two!”

    • LakerMarc

      Yeah that freak is WAAAYYYY more out there than anything in these photos….

  • trippleocho

    Yikes. Kobe is my dude and all but ummm… No

  • 242LakerFan

    I gotta agree with Marc here. The clothes aren’t the shocking thing. I can even ignore the “Inverse Pilgrim” look and the scarf, the whole runway couture thing. But the way they airbrushed and colour corrected the pictures to give him that almost plastic Barbie look is creepy, man. Seriously creepy.

  • iiTzDanny

    Who Cares Get Over It, He can do watever the fuck he wants

  • lakerman1

    I only care about his game like he says who gives a shit what people say. Its his life he can do what he wants with it just keep bailing us out Kobe because we are going to need it with Phil let em figure it out jackson until a one 15 point lead becomes 1 jackson by our bench. I am more interested in that then anything else. If you don’t like the photo don’t look at it.

    • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

      phil might have 10 titles but with this bench he should have a shorter leash on them… he needs to call those time outs like a normal coach would

  • Justin M.

    . . . um okay?

  • Johnny R.

    To all the haters out there, you can only dream of having all that Kobe has. Lets make a list: MILLLLIIIIOOOONNNNSSSS of dollars$, a Hot wife, plays for the Lakers, and more championship rings than more NBA players. So what do you have?

    • Marwan Deletes My Comments

      get off the Kobe nut sack…

  • Martha

    Yea he looks weird, but he got paid to take those pictures, he is just doing his job.

  • Marwan Deletes My Comments

    WTF is this sh*t!?? Hella gay…

  • justdogm1

    another great decision by a great uneducated mind……..

  • daboss1848
  • justdogm1

    johnny r…..hows that ballsac taste?

  • Nas

    check this out guys… NT ripped KB


  • kevin 0

    I hope Kobe doesn’t wear that on the parade
    although i wouldn’t mind as long as we get the ring