Kobe Bryant talking sh*t in practice [Video]

I am a proponent of trash talk. I think that true competitors get fired up, and when you’re in the zone, sometimes you want to talk about it. We all know Kobe Bryant is extremely outspoken. Bryant is currently on a limited practice schedule, but today, he had time.

Kobe was trashing talking his teammates, and Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak during a scrimmage on Thursday. Oh, this video contains NSFW language.


Nick Young had to let some of his teammates know, in order to gain Kobe’s respect, you have to go at him too.


“… I was just being myself,” Bryant said. “I don’t know if it helps them, but it obviously raises the intensity level. It was a tough practice for them … It’s really good for Nick, aside from the fun of bantering back and forth and the trash talk, just fundamentally some of the techniques and things that I use. He gets a chance to really see up close those little tricks.”

Bryant said Young got the trash talking started Monday. “I think Nick probably regrets getting me started at practice and saying something,” he said.

And what did Bryant think when Young said no one could guard him one-on-one? “Thank god, I’m not from this world,” Bryant said.

Talk yo Sh*t then, Kobe!

Byron Scott is reportedly interested in Kobe playing more point too. Kobe has said its going to be difficult to change his scorer’s mentality to that of distributor. I think he can do it. I also think it will keep the season interesting for him. It could actually add an entirely new dynamic to what we consider Kobe’s “game.”

Lakers need something.