Pietrus’ has a master plan to stopping Kobe – we might be in trouble!
ESPN: “The only thing I can do is try to minimize his touches in the fourth quarter,” Pietrus said, according to the Sentinel. “He’s a tremendous player and those guys you can not stop them. So maybe I can say, ‘Hey, stop, Kobe! Yo! Stop!’ Maybe that’s the only way I can stop him. ‘Stop for a minute!’“
Additionally he talks about replacing the Kobe shoes he has been wearing all season for Jordan’s.
Pietrus, a shooting guard who also helped defend LeBron James in the Eastern Conference finals, has worn a pair of basketball sneakers endorsed by Bryant during games this season, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
But now that the Magic are facing the Lakers in the NBA Finals, which start Thursday (ABC, 8:30 p.m. ET), Pietrus is ditching his Kobe kicks for something a little more old school, according to the report. “I have [Kobe shoes ] at my house, but I’m going to play with Michael Jordan shoes,” Pietrus said, the newspaper reported.