L.A. Times: Of all people to take a shot at Kobe Bryant. Ryan Hollins is the backup to the backup center with the Dallas Mavericks, and yet he was trash-talking about Bryant.
Hollins, who attended UCLA and Pasadena Muir High, appeared on Michael Irvin’s ESPN radio show in Dallas and talked about how he could help the Mavericks win now and in the playoffs.
If the playoffs started today, the top-seeded Lakers would face the eighth-seeded Mavericks. Hollins gave his analysis on how the Mavericks can win.
“Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players in the game, and I think sometimes he has issues trusting his teammates,” Hollins said. “Maybe we catch them off guard, kind of get Kobe into playing a little one-on-one or doing a little too much, I think we’ve got a shot at them definitely.”
For the record, the Lakers are 3-0 against the Mavericks this season.