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 MixMakers.net. 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:
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“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.”