Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/10/13
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.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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