Kobe Bryant breaks his legendary silence to talk about the NBA lockout and what it will mean for him and the rest of the league.

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Writers: James Davis & Mitchell Marchand
Director/DP/Editor: Pat Bishop
Producers: Rachel Goldenberg and Anna Wenger
Executive Producer: Mike Farah
Makeup: Genevieve Lamb
Snake Wrangler: Michael Darling
Thanks: Oz Rodriguez and Elliot Dickerhoof

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Transcript

[SportsCenter music]
Reporter: So Kobe, how do you
feel about the lockout?
James Davis: Uh, you know, a good time
to rest up, train with
James Davis: my trainer, Mamba Mike
over here. We've been working
James Davis: on speed and agility.
Reporter: What's your take
on the dispute between
the players and
the owners?
James Davis: I got my money. Uh, you
know, lock out, or no
James Davis: lock out I flew
in a helicopter.
James Davis: I will say this though,
people pay to see the
James Davis: players, not the owners.
I've never seen a crowd of fans
James Davis: outside the Staples Center
trying to meet Jerry Buss.
James Davis: There's no Most
Valuable Owner award.
James Davis: I think that says
a lot in itself.
Reporter: What are some of
the issues that the
players are having
with the owners?
James Davis: Uh, you know, it's just
too cold in the arena.
James Davis: That's why you have
these players wearing
James Davis: arm sleeves.
James Davis: D-Howard wears two.
James Davis: D-Rose wears thermal
knee pads.
James Davis: And D-Wade's over here
playing with scuba gear.
James Davis: And there's too many
players with the letter D.
James Davis: What about M, O, Q?
James Davis: You know, there players
out there with different names.
James Davis: Lets draft them.
James Davis: Lockout.
Reporter: What are you doing
to keep yourself busy?
James Davis: I just started filming
Space Jam 2.
James Davis: I'll be playing a Monstar,
because on the court...
James Davis: what...I'm a mother
[bleep] Monstar.
James Davis: I don't really want to
give away the end, but Michael
James Davis: Jordan dies.
James Davis: I kill him,
James Davis: because I'm a mamba
slash Monstar.
Reporter: So how are
your daughters Kobe?
James Davis: What? I mean,
they're fine.
James Davis: You guys saw LeBron
lose right? Miami lost.
James Davis: We all saw
this right?
James Davis: Dirk?
James Davis: He's a beast.
James Davis: He's like the
white mamba.
James Davis: Wouldn't you say?
James Davis: He's like you,
but like German.
James Davis: But the reason I'm here
today is because
James Davis: I want to debut
some Kobe faces.
James Davis: I don't know who's in
charge, and maybe ya'll
James Davis: should zoom on
me real quick.
James Davis: So the first Kobe face is
the pre-game warmup, tip-off,
James Davis: Kobe face.
James Davis: The last is the overtime,
game winner, you must
James Davis: be on that dope to think,
LeBron is better than
James Davis: me Kobe face.
James Davis: I held it a
little longer.
Reporter: What about the
reports of you getting an
experimental blood transfusion
surgery in Germany?
James Davis: That's absolutely,
unequivocally true.
James Davis: I did get that surgery. I'm
getting all the surgeries
James Davis: actually. The lockout means
more recovery time, so
James Davis: anybody got a hot new
surgery out there, let me know.
James Davis: I just actually got
the bionic surgery.
James Davis: I'm officially the black
Steve Austin mamba.
James Davis: Six Million Dollar
Man bitches.
James Davis: You guys want to see
how fast I am?
James Davis: Just happened.
James Davis: Run the tape back.
Show'em.
[beep]
[bionic man sound]
James Davis: Kobe face.
James Davis: Uh well, I think it's time
I get my 4th quarter LeBron
James Davis: on, and disappear
from the moment, but uh,
James Davis: I'll see you guys
next season.
James Davis: [bionic man sound]
[camera shutter]
[background chatter]
[background chatter]

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