Kobe Bryant is a Lying Bitch
Kobe Bryant was shocked that he got caught for his hit on Ginobili during Sunday’s game in Los Angeles, with just 2.7 seconds remaining. The Spurs won 96-94 in overtime and Bryant was suspended for one game without pay.
A lot of Lakers fans are up in arms about this, believing what they want to believe. It doesn’t help that Kobe lied repeatedly to the press about his intentions. (Watch the video for yourself. His tells are shrugging his shoulders and licking his lips.)
“Unintentional elbows take place all the time,” Bryant said. “I’m blown away by it. It makes no sense.”
“The determining factors were the fact that there was contact made with Ginobili above the shoulders and the fact that this particular reaction by Kobe was an unnatural basketball act. Following the shot, he drove a stiff-arm backward in a hard motion and struck Ginobili in the head,” Stu Jackson (executive vice president of basketball operations) said. “We do not view this as an inadvertent action.”
Bryant used the word “unintentional” at least 10 times during his five-minute session with reporters and said he even sought out Ginobili to check on him. “I said: ‘I’m sorry, bro. I didn’t mean to,’ ” Bryant said. “I love Manu’s game, he’s always been a favorite player of mine.”
It’s clear from the video that Kobe intentionally smacked Ginobili. Yet again, Kobe got off easy, just like he did in Eagle, Colorado.
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