Found March 04, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:
Leave it to the venom-spitting Black Mamba to put the Serge Ibaka-Blake Griffin incident into proper perspective. When asked about Ibaka’s chop to Griffin’s groin Sunday during the Thunder-Clippers game, Bryant told reporters Monday how he would have reacted. “I probably would have smacked him in the mouth,” Bryant said of Ibaka, via Mark Medina of the LA Daily News. Kobe said he would have dealt with the pain of being hit in the groin afterwards. Dwight Howard had a very different reaction, joking around like usual. “You gotta wear a cup,” Howard said. Typical Dwight. If the NBA decides to suspend Ibaka, it could help the Lakers, who play at Oklahoma City on Tuesday. The post Kobe Bryant on Serge Ibaka chopping Blake Griffin’s groin: I would have smacked him in the mouth appeared first on Larry Brown Sports. Related posts: Serge Ibaka hits Blake Griffin by groin (Video) Serge Ibaka says he was not trying to hurt Blake Griffin with groin punch Dwight Howard loves Kobe Bryant be...
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