Basketbawful reader joe just sent me this priceless video of Kobe Bryant smacking some poor lady in the face with a towel during yesterday's Mavs/Lakers game. So yes, he's trusting his teammates more and has stopped blasting his owner, GM, and front office. But once a Black Mamba, always a Black Mamba. (Even if he didn't do it on purpose; see below.)


Edit: Basketbawful reader 30f had to rain all over my hate parade with the following 100 percent correct explanation for Kobe's apparent act of superdickery: "Looks to me like the Mambster is grabbing a towel off the top of the the stack and the second one in the stack clings to the towel in his hand. You can see the towel he actually grabbed remaining in his hand at the end of the clip as the other one flies towards its (accidental?) target. This is not to say that Kobe is NOT a tool, I just think that this is how he picks out the conquests for his road trip hotel rooms without the wife knowing. Kobe hearts MILFS."

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Blogger Justin said...
That's what got him hitting his FTs in the second half. MJ used used to line up old ladies in the locker room and throw sponges at them.

Anonymous Robert Horry said...
that's good stuff right there

Blogger 30f said...
Looks to me like the Mambster is grabbing a towel off the top of the the stack and the second one in the stack clings to the towel in his hand. You can see the towel he actually grabbed remaining in his hand at the end of the clip as the other one flies towards its (accidental?) target.

This is not to say that Kobe is NOT a tool, I just think that this is how he picks out the conquests for his road trip hotel rooms without the wife knowing. Kobe heart MILFS.

Blogger stephanie g said...
You spelled douchebag wrong, douchebag. :D

Blogger Basketbawful said...
30f -- You're right. I guess I only saw what I wanted to see. I've updated the post.

stephanie -- Oops!

Anonymous Anonymous said...
52 pts on 27 shots, including clutch jumpers, free throws, and offensive rebounds down the stretch.

But of course, this towel thing is more important.

No mention of Kidd choking on the game deciding free throw, Dirk missing a jumper to tie the game, or even Lamar missing 3 clutch FTs in a row that would have sealed the game? What about JHo, Sasha, and Fisher having a terrible shooting night or Gasol completely becoming invisible in the face of Dampier's physical play?

There was plenty of suck that game to harp on, but there's really not much you can pin on Kobe.

Yeah, it is a pretty funny clip, but I mean, there's so much better material available. Is this really the best you could have done?

Blogger jollyjo said...
Kobe may not be my favorite star but I am not sure that was a deliberate slap or even deliberate....

Anonymous Craig said...
That old lady is a season ticket holder that sits right next to the bench with her somewhat hot daughter (I have very powerful binoculars from my seats). Maybe the injured pinkie affected his aim as he was trying for the chick.

Still, VERY funny!!!

Blogger Basketbawful said...
anonymous -- Try reading the whole site, mmkay? Worst of the Weekend covers Kidd's boned freethrow.

jollyjo -- Psst. Read the text UNDER the video.

craig -- Damn. I'd really rather have video of the hot daughter...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
How awesome was it when Jeff Van Gundy called Kobe's rebounding a missed free throw on the offensive end right at the end of the game?

That's some sweet basketball announcing insight. I'm a Laker fan and I was like "OMG Van Gundy called it!" instead of "OMG Kobe got the board!" Heh

Anonymous Craig said...
The operative word is semi-hot. But now that I think of it, porn star Mary Carey (the one that ran for governor of California) tends to sit behind that old lady. Maybe Kobe was instinctively throwing the towel in that general direction.

As you can see, I had a lot of down time during the 2 1/2 years the Lakers sucked.

Blogger Tonewise said...
hahah that called o-reb off of the missed free throw vs Bass-fish just shows u that the minute JVG want's in on a NBA bench, he will get the call.

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