Your nose looks like a bell pepper.

Don’t you hate it when some new hotshot comes in to your new job, is better than you at it and won’t even take the bait when you try and get them off their game with a little cutthroat trash talk? We’ve all been there — from librarians to cops to professional basketball players. If we can’t trash talk our colleagues, what’s the point?

Well, that’s what Kobe Bryant thinks anyways. In a really great piece by Jackie MacMullan at ESPN, Kobe laments the change in trash talk culture over the past couple of generations.

“They don’t seem to want to talk any trash,” Kobe shrugged. “I say everything to LeBron. He says nothing back. He just laughs. There’s no banter back and forth. I guess it’s a generational thing. When I first came into the league, the trash talk was downright cutthroat.”

I know we joke around a lot about “I would pay some money for an unedited audio feed about such and such a player,” but I really don’t think you can put a price on hearing all the insults Kobe Bryant hurls at LeBron James during their matchups. It doesn’t take a genius to realize Kobe could come up with some pretty vile stuff, should the situation call for it. He’s not shy about speaking his mind or using profanity to the media, so imagine what he can dream up while on a basketball court.

Better yet — don’t. There’s no need for those disturbing images in your mind. Unless you have LeBron James’ nerves of steel, you probably can’t handle it. It’s probably for the best to just forget this ever happened, unless you want to spend the next six months hiding from your own shadow.

Comments (17)

  1. “Repond”? Is Kobe out of koi and expects LeBron to bail him out? That must be a generational thing. Get your own fish, Kobe.

  2. I would pay my left nut to hear what KG says to Lebron…

  3. now that’s some kobe beef.

  4. Definitely a generational thing. Stuart Scott is mostly to blame

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3C3RnsZL4w

  5. Can we get Kobe to star in another remake of the Karate Kid? Seriously, he’s Johnny from that flick. Total douche.

  6. From some time Kobe has been only talking and not playing. His words don’t support his position on the court neither the position of the Lakers. He tries to much to sound like an old school player. Half of the league kicks ass of the LA and Kobe comes up with the trash talking thing? Maybe he likes to trash talk but last time I checked, LeBron knocked down 39 points on him and the Lakers. I wonder, what Kobe said then….

    • Geez. I’m not in love with Kobe, but I’d hardly say that all he does is talk.

      He’s averaging 27.5 / 5 / 5

  7. Better some healthy trash-talking than this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoOXKha7uL4 !

  8. LeBron just wants to avoid getting mixed up in that kiddy drama spit, bro.

  9. lebrons such an easy target he doesnt wanna engage…hopes if he keeps his big mouth shut people will eventually stop talking about delonte and his mom

  10. As late as the 90s, guys used to get in each other faces for a few seconds then the refs would break it up without handing out TFs. But now guys seem to react to trash talk as if it’s more than good natured ribbing. Everyone’s gotten too sensitive and the league is frightened of sequel to Malice at the Palace.

  11. Lebron talks back with his game

  12. How many cheerios insults can one have right?

  13. Oof… this comment section is brutal. Only one funny reply the Kiddie Drama Spit Bro

    The rest is random hate etc

  14. Does it matter if Lebron isnt a player who doesnt like to trash talk? He is arguably the best player in the league right now.

  15. Kobe your trash you’ll never be as good as lebron sorry to break it to you. He doesn’t talk trash like you white trash ass

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