Edgy Kobe gave way to Amused Kobe.
Better yet, Bemused Kobe.
Kobe Bryant, skilled at measuring a mood, admitted he was even surprised by the level of panic in Los Angeles after the Lakers dropped their first two games of the regular season.
So much so that he used a variety of descriptive words in his media session Thursday, among them, dumb, stupid, idiotic, urgency, and amnesia.
(For the record, those were not descriptions of the Princeton Offense).
Im always surprised when I lose, Bryant said after practice. At the same time it the panic is pretty entertaining to me. Nobody wants to win here more than I do. Nobody. Nobody.
And Im not panicking over it. Or jumping off a bridge because were 0-2 or whatever.
He offered an interesting response to the growing cry around the city, that the offense be scraped.
I just ... I dont understand ... the city here ... for me not trying to bite my tongue and not calling them dumb, which I kinda just did, Bryant said.
Theyve seen us win ...