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Thankfully for former Rutgers coach Mike Rice he did’t have to deal with a young Kobe Bryant on any of his rosters — or else he would’ve been “smacked.”
Bryant tweeted his feelings, just like many athletes did, when the video of Rice chucking balls at and kicking players was released. On Tuesday, the Lakers guard made his feelings very clear on what he would have done to coach Rice if he were a player for the Scarlet Knights.
“I’d smack the hell outta him,” Bryant sternly responded when asked on Jim Rome on Showtime. “I mean no question about it, no question about it.”
Bryant went on to explain, “The only person that had a license to hit me was my mom with a belt.”
Check out Bryant’s full interview in the video below.
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The Los Angeles Lakers are fighting for their post-season lives.
To take a one-game lead for the 8th and final seed in the Western Conference bracket, the Lakers had to get past the Portland Trailblazers.
Watch Bryant dominate to get it done. The Lakers won 113-106.
Please click here to watch this video.
Video: Kobe Bryant goes off for 47 in Portland. appeared first on Players View.
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Shane Rector, a once-potential Rutgers recruit, said Mike Rice personally warned him about the now-infamous video a few days before it was released.
I feel like the Lakers, Kobe especially, just toss around new nicknames a little too flippantly. The latest nickname to surface is one which Kobe is giving to Metta World Peace, who is set to possibly make a comeback to the court Tuesday night when the Lakers play New Orleans. The fact that Metta is set to return already, is actually worthy of a new nickname.
According to the LA...
The Los Angeles Lakers have called on Kobe Bryant to help carry the team in their attempt to claim a playoff spot in the Western Conference. However, with the return of Metta World Peace, coach Mike D’Antoni told reporters – including Mike Bresnahan of The Los Angeles Times – that he will attempt to lessen Bryant’s minutes in preparation for the postseason.Metta World...
We heard from Mike Rice himself after the now infamous abuse video was released which resulted in him being fired. But up until this point, we hadn’t heard anything about where Rice’s head was in the days leading up to the release of the video. Well thanks to a New York Daily News interview with Rutgers recruit Shane Rector, we now have a good idea about that too.According to...
A Rutgers University lawyer resigned Thursday amid growing anger that he was still employed by the school after approving a decision in December to suspend rather than fire basketball coach Mike Rice after becoming aware of a video showing the coach hitting, kicking and taunting players.
The university last week announced that John Wolf, who had been serving in an interim basis...
There have been a number of different reactions to the video clips that surfaced last week of former Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice physically and verbally abusing his players. One of Rice’s former players, Mike Coburn, said that Rice took it too far at times but that the team understood him. Chipper Jones said he thought the players should toughen up and that he has...
Apparently not. Rutgers finally canned him, but he will live in infamy.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Kobe Bryant scored a season-high 47 points and the Los Angeles Lakers pulled closer to a playoff berth with a 113-106 victory over the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
The Lakers moved a game up on the Utah Jazz for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Portland, missing the playoffs for the second straight season...
He isn't saying he will play another five seasons, but Kobe Bryant isn't ready to think seriously about retirement.
Rutgers does not have an athletic director in place but is back in an active search for a basketball coach. Firing Mike Rice midway through last week, the Scarlet Knights and interim athletic director Carl Kirschner are on the move to get a new coach in place with preserving the roster and recruiting class as keys.
Fans of the San Antonio Spurs may be scared that they may lose their hold on the 1st seed in the Western Conference playoffs. But there is a question they should ask themselves. Would they rather face a young, run and gun Houston Rockets team with a poor defense and a turnover prone offense, or a team sporting four future Hall of Famers? Sure the Los Angeles Lakers have not looked...
There are 3 games left to be played for the Lakers (42-37), but their work in maintaining their 8th seed status is far from over.
L.A. is a full game ahead of Utah, but the Jazz have a much easier schedule facing Minnesota twice and Memphis on the road. They've only beaten the Grizzlies once at home but are undefeated against the Timberwolves in 2 tries.