Kobe Bryant: Human Snake

There’s not much to say about this, so I feel like you should hear it straight from the source. Here’s Jordan Crawford explaining the sounds Kobe Bryant makes when he plays, courtesy of the D.C. Sports Bog:

On Kobe Bryant’s noises: “When I first played with Kobe — they call him the Black Mamba — but then he was doing like a little snake sound when he wanted the ball. It was crazy. It was crazy. It’s like tsssss, tsssss. ”Like Fish, Fish, Fisher, tsssss, tssss.” He do that. Everybody tells you he’s gonna do it before you play him — like, ‘Wait till you hear him do this.’ And then he [does] it, and it’s like, what? He’s really a mamba. It sounds like some kind of snake.”

Up until about five minutes ago, I hated Kobe Bryant’s self-prescribed nickname. Now though, I think it’s kind of brilliant. He literally acts like a snake when he’s playing, if only because he gave himself a snake nickname. I always knew Kobe would be a Slytherin, but I’d have never guessed he can speak Parseltongue. Truly amazing.

(via Marcel Mutoni)

Comments (11)

  1. “Jordan Crawford thinks snakes sound like fishing.” Presumably he means the hissing sound the reel makes when you cast with a flexible rod? Maybe?

  2. Very neat story.

  3. It’s not really all that uncommon to hear someone making that “TSSSSS, TSSSS” noise to call for the ball. I can imagine Kobe breaking out a full on hiss though….

  4. hahahahaha double-great story

  5. Is that “Tsssss, tssss” a European thing?
    Not uncommon here, although much more common with drug dealers, and retards trying to get a woman’s attention, it’s one way to ask for the ball in soccer/team sports.
    You either do that, or a clicking sound, or “reverse whistling” (inhaling air with your mouth shaped so that it makes a sound), or something like that…

    Maybe he picked it up in Italy as a youngster…

  6. It is not actually all that surprising that Kobe would do this. I mean he even had a week with 5+ assists. We don’t really know who Kobe is.

  7. I would hiss too, if I got out of raping someone!

  8. I would hiss too, if I was a jerk like him!

  9. Oh He’s a snake alright. Especially to his team mates!

  10. I would find it more acceptable if he performed the salsa number from West Side Story and shouted “MamBA!!” everytime he called for the ball.

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