The Kobe Video: Raw and Uncut
Today, we bring you a short promotional video clip featuring an enraged Kobe Bryant supposedly going off on Laker management. What's astounding is that he's candidly talking to what appears to be a few random fans who just happened to have a camera on them. Anyway, these guys have set up a website and they're selling the potentially explosive video (in its entirety) to the highest bidder.
(Warning: Video is not safe for work due to language.)
Behind-the-scenes NBA FanHouse commentary after the jump:
As with most things, the video inspired a lively email chat, and here's some of what was said:
MJD: I'd like to see this video, but I honestly don't know what the big deal is about it... Basically, he's going to be saying the same things he's saying on his website, just adding the [F word] here and there. Which is awesome. But I wouldn't pay to see it. I know he wants Bynum and Odom gone, I know he thinks Smush Parker is [dumb] ... what are we going to learn here?
Marcel Mutoni: There's nothing new to learn from this video. It's just entertainment. Kobe is clearly nuts, but I love him. If he does get traded, I hope he ends up in New York. That would be beyond amazing.
Nate Jones: Like Marcel said, it's basically entertainment...
I just wonder why he would be idiotic enough to let some random fans record a conversation of him like that.
Marcel Mutoni: Clinical insanity. I'm not even joking. It's funny (and sad) that he's worked so hard over the last few years to rebuild his image, and now he's pissing it all away and he doesn't even realize it. Somebody needs to step up and write a book on this guy. If only Wiley or Halberstam were still around...