Video: Kobe Bryant Talks ‘Melo, Looks Back on Kwame, Smush Days

On Wednesday morning, Kobe Bryant stopped by a UCSB classroom where he fielded some questions – specifically addressing Carmelo Anthony, Kwame Brown and Smush Parker – during an informal Q&A session with a group of students and their professor. We have posted the video(s) below, courtesy of Laker Nation member Imadul Kabir from For those that are feeling especially lazy today, here are a couple of the more ‘memorable’ quotes from Bryant.

On a conversation with Kwame Brown during a timeout:

“So we go back to the timeout and I’m [upset], right? He goes, ‘I was wide open.’ ‘Yeah, I know.’ This is how I’m talking to him, like, during the game. I said, ‘You’re going to be open again, Kwame, because Rasheed is just totally ignoring you.’ He said, ‘Well, if I’m open don’t throw it to me.’ I was like, ‘Huh?’ He said, ‘Don’t throw it to me.’ I said, ‘Why not?’ He said, well, ‘I’m nervous. If I catch it and they foul me, I won’t make the free throws.’ I said, ‘Hell no!’”

On who he would most like to play with in the NBA right now:

“Well, current, I would actually like to play with ‘Melo. Because, you know, championships are won on the inside. And I’m always thinking about winning a title.”

[Second video after the Jump]

  • Scott Asai

    Even Kobe wants to play with his friends, although CP3 or any strong point guard would add the most value to their current team.

  • Sheds

    Poor Kwame. He couldnt even throw a massive sized cake at Phil Jackson. He even fumbled that one…