MSNBC: On a recent appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Kobe Bryant revealed that he’s a Harry Potter fan. He also had his wife in the audience — she happily responded to a couple of Kimmel queries — and he sat uneasily because, he said, he hurt his back while vacuuming.

This could just be a kinder, gentler Kobe Bryant, a contented family man, chatting about his vacation to Cabo, exchanging wisecracks with the host, showing off his inability to pick out clothes.

Or it could be a diversion.

As everyone in the basketball universe knows, Bryant demanded a trade on Memorial Day weekend. Actually, he demanded a trade, backed off, demanded a trade, backed off … There were so many reversals in position I thought I was watching a presidential debate.

But he’s been relatively quiet ever since. Meanwhile, the rest of the NBA world has been noisy.

Kevin Garnett, rumored to be headed to the Los Angeles Lakers, instead was traded to the Boston Celtics to join Ray Allen and Paul Pierce. Reggie Miller may come out of retirement to join them, along with Robert Parish and Bob Cousy.

Kobe’s reaction? Shhhhh. If you listen closely, you can hear the faint sounds of veins popping on his forehead.

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  • magicbalala245

    i knew it was bad when he didn’t say anything about retiring in purple and gold when jimmy ask him about that

  • foxxy

    why does he have to respond to anything regarding the lakers…he will in time!!!!!

  • foxxy

    I ALSO BELIEVE KOBE IS ASHAMED OF THE RAMPAGE HE WENT ON IN LATE MAY….HE WILL TALK TO HIS FANS SOON…TRUST THAT!!!!LETS JUST GIVE HIM SOME SPACE FOR NOW….KOBE KNOWS HOW MUCH WE AS FANS CARE ABOUT HIM…HE WILL SPEAK TO US AT THE RIGHT TIME.

  • foxxy

    HE WAS VERY RELAXED AND JUST CHILLIN ON THE J. KIMMEL SHOW…HE LOOKED GOOD!!!! AND SOME WHAT HAPPY TOO!!!! GIVE HIM TIME TO SORT HIS LIFE OUT HERE IN LOS ANGELES…WE WANT HIM TO BE CLEAR MENTALL AS TO WETHER OR NOT HE REALLY WANTS TO RIDE OR DIE AS A LAKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WILL BE HIS FAN NO MATTER WHERE HE PLAYS….BUT LAKERS IS WHERE I HOPE HE STAYS….RIDE OR DIE…..

  • foxxy

    SO WHAT HE’S QUIET….ISNT THAT WHAT EVERYONE WANTED…FOR HIM TO SHUT UP….WELL WE CANT HAVE IT BOTH WAYS!!!! I WILL BE PATIENT!!!!

  • kobe24mvp

    ya i agree with you foxxy he smiled when all the fans were cheering him.he knows when the time comes he will address it.probly sometime in sept. after USA,kobe really didnt disappoint me in saying nothing,i actually am kinda positive that he went on a show(in LA)during this situation,it gives hope and his smokin wife was there he knows whats up,he will never!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!be loved as much as he is here NO QUESTION!!!!

  • kb24 4life

    Yeah
    well i wasn’t dissapointed at all when kobe didn’t said anything and i think it was because jimmy just told him a personal hope but it wasn’t a question that if kobe will be a laker, it was just a comment..

    Plus i think and hope the lakers will get JO later this summer.

  • keep24

    Why should he say “I’ll ride or die with the Lakers” when he knows that not even the owner cares about the team?

    His silence killed me on show, but when it’s all said and done I think Dr. Buss’ silence throughout all this will kill the fans more!!!

  • kb24 4life

    hey keep24 why are you so negative regarding kobe’s stance with the lakers???

  • foxxy

    KOBE REALLY DOES NEED HELP…HE’S TIRED OF CARRYING THE LAKERS…IM NOTICING THE REST OF THE SUPERSTARS ON TEAMS(LEBRONZE,D’WADE)DONT HAVE ANY REAL HELP EITHER.MIAMI HAS MOSTLY SENIOR CITIZENS…SHAQ IS AT THE END OF HIS CAREER…PAUL PIERCE AND CARMELO ARE THE ONLY ONES WITH ALL-STAR HELP!!!!!!!!!! GIVE MY MAN KOBE SOME HELP AND DO IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!