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Kobe Bryant expressed apathy about the departure of Mike D'Antoni, but he would like to take an active role in choosing the next head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.
"Honestly, I didn't care," Bryant said about D'Antoni's decision to step down and accept a buyout.
Bryant wasn't consulted by the Lakers in picking Mike Brown and D'Antoni.
"On the last two they didn't," Bryant said. "On the third one, I'm hoping they do."
Bryant said he doesn't want the team to play favorites when it comes to picking its coach.
"Honestly, it's not really about whether the players like the coach or not," Bryant said. "It's really about getting results. Liking somebody and those results don't necessarily go hand-in-hand.
"Sometimes when a coach is driving you, you don't necessarily like it, but it's a part of the process, and then once you win, everybody is buddy-buddy after that."
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When Mike D’Antoni resigned last week, Kobe Bryant didn’t seem to have much of a reaction.
While the Twittersphere was going nuts and everybody was sharing their opinion on the decision – including Magic Johnson – Bryant just tweeted out a video of him playing soccer.
So, the Black Mamba’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! earlier this week was a golden opportunity...
The Los Angeles Lakers have been one of the most consistent teams of all time, but this season they struggled immensely and ultimately missed the playoffs.
Kobe Bryant was injured for most of the year and had to watch from the sidelines, and tonight on the Jimmy Kimmel show, he said he would rather eat paint chips than watch the Lakers season unfold:
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Kobe Bryant was blunt when asked of his reaction to Mike D’Antoni’s departure from the Lakers during a guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday night.
“Honestly, I didn’t care,” Bryant said
Kimmel then asked Kobe if the Lakers consult in him before hiring new coaches.
“Well on the last two [coaches] they didn’t, so on the third one I’m hoping they do”
Kobe Bryant, speaking publicly for the first time since Mike D'Antoni resigned from the Los Angeles Lakers, expressed apathy about the turn of events, while saying he would, however, like to have an active role in choosing a new coach.
"Honestly, I didn't care," Bryant said Thursday during a guest appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" when asked by Kimmel...
Kobe Bryant joined Jimmy Kimmel the other night. Asked whether or not he 'approved' of the Lakers' last 2 coaches, the answer was, 'no.' But? He hopes they ask for his input on the next one...Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
Lakers’ fans worldwide rejoiced when Mike D’Antoni resigned, because the Lakers would not pick up the team option on the coach’s contract. I imagine Kobe gave a sinister smirk when he heard the news. According to Bryant, he didn’t really care. Kobe told Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night: “Honestly I didn’t care,” when asked by […]
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Should the Los Angeles Lakers consult with Kobe Bryant when it comes to choosing the team’s next head coach? Before Mike D’Antoni resigned last week, Mitch Kupchak said that the Lakers wouldn’t sit down with Kobe and ask for his thoughts on whether the team should retain the coach or not.
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Kobe Bryant gave an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live where he touched on topics such as Donald Sterling, trash-talking with Michael Jordan and how Phil Jackson likes to talk a lot himself.
He also commented on the coaching changes since Phil Jackson left and how he wasn’t consulted and how maybe they should.
And did Kobe have fun watching the Lakers’ abysmal season?