go to MSN.com
Found February 09, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:

From Larry Brown Sports:

Kobe Bryant confirmed Friday that he hisses like a snake when he calls for the basketball on the court.

Washington Wizards guard Jordan Crawford said during an interview on "Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable" that aired during the week that he was surprised to hear Bryant hiss on the court when he played him for the first time.

“When I first played with Kobe — they call him the Black Mamba — but then he was doing like a little snake sound when he wanted the ball,” Crawford told Le Batard. “It was crazy. It was crazy. It’s like tsssss, tsssss. Like [he was calling former teammate Derek Fisher] Fish, Fish, Fisher. Tsssss, tssss. He do that. Everybody tells you he’s gonna do it before you play him — like, ‘Wait till you hear him do this.’ And then he [does] it, and it’s like, what? He’s really a mamba. It sounds like some kind of snake.”

After Crawford's story received exposure Friday, a person asked Kobe over Twitter whether Crawford's tale was true. Bryant confirmed it is.

You can see Crawford share his story in the video below:

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Kobe Bryant Admonishes Fan on Twitter for Using ‘Gay’ as Insult

Kobe Bryant clearly hasn’t always been the most politically correct athlete. Although Bryant will go down in history as one of the best basketball players ever to lace ‘em up, his resume as a role model is questionable. Back in April of 2011, Bryant was caught on camera calling a referee by a homophobic slur. Them, of course there was that whole alleged rape, cheating on his...

Kobe Bryant scolds fan on Twitter for using the word ‘gay’ as an insult

Nearly two years ago, Kobe Bryant was fined $100,000 by the NBA for using a derogatory term for homosexuals when he became upset after receiving a technical foul. Kobe apologized after the incident and insisted his comment was not meant to offend the gay or lesbian community, and has since acknowledged that the outburst was inappropriate. On Sunday, Kobe took a stand against a Twitter...
NOT BUYING IT

LeBron: Kobe's assists won't last

Kobe Bryant has racked up a ton of assists over the last few games, but LeBron James said Kobe is a scorer and he doesn't expect it to last.

Steve Bullpett: Bryant admires C's

After the Celtics' dismantling of the Los Angeles Lakers last night, Kobe Bryant spoke with the media about his rival team in Green. He gave the Celtics a ton a respect and continued praise, wishing his team would buckle down and play a similar way. The C's are now 6-0 without Rajon Rondo (26-23 on the season)  and Byant had this to say about Boston in an excerpt from Bullpett...

2nd-half rally lifts Lakers over 'Cats

Kobe Bryant shrugged off a scoreless first half to finish with 20 points, eight assists and seven rebounds Friday night as the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 20-point second-half deficit and beat the Charlotte Bobcats, 100-93. The Lakers avoided a costly defeat to the NBA's worst team and pulled within three games of .500. Bryant attempted only two shots in the first half and...

Kobe: I'm done voicing opinions about Dwight

MIAMI -- The dust certainly didn't settle after the Lakers eked out a win against the lowly Charlotte Bobcats, not when Dwight Howard's father injected himself into his son's awkward relationship with Kobe Bryant. The elder Howard said his son needed to sit down with Bryant to hash out their differences. He also said Coach Mike D'Antoni wasn't being assertive...

LeBron knows Kobe is same old scorer

MIAMI A new Kobe Bryant supposedly has emerged in recent weeks for the Los Angeles Lakers. But not for LeBron James. He believes hes the same old Kobe. James, the Miami Heat star, couldn't care less that the Lakers star recently had a run of 39 assists in three games and 56 over five. Hes doesnt buy that Bryant all of a sudden has become a facilitator. Do I buy that? No,...

Lakers' late push seals win over Bobcats

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Kobe Bryant shrugged off a scoreless first half to finish with 20 points, eight assists and seven rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers overcome a 20-point second-half deficit to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 100-93 Friday night. The Lakers avoided a costly defeat to the NBA's worst team and pulled within three games of .500. Bryant attempted only two shots...

Dwight Howard’s Father Believes a Meeting Between His Son, Kobe Bryant, Mike D’Antoni Is Needed

The Los Angeles Lakers have had their fair share of issues this season. While their injuries and inconsistent play have led to a multitude of questions about the team that have largely gone unanswered, it seems an unlikely source – Dwight Howard‘s father — has at least one answer to their latest controversy. After Kobe Bryant demanded some urgency from his injured teammate...

Kobe, Belichick, Gronkowski best buds

In Game 6 of the 2008 NBA Finals, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant played one of his worst games, shooting 7-of-22 with four turnovers.  The Boston Celtics beat the Lakers at the Garden, 131-92, to win their 17th franchise championship. Bryant had already won three NBA title's with the Lakers, but

2012-2013 NBA Regular Season: Kobe Bryant Dunks On Kris Humphries & Gerald Wallace

Lakers Stock Watch: 2/4 – 2/10

Image Credit: Noah Graham | Getty Images Another week, another bad break for the Lakers. Despite a promising start to the week with a win in Brooklyn, the Lakers finished the week at just 2-2. The Lakers endured a blowout loss in Boston, followed by a come-from-behind victory in Charlotte, then concluded the 2013 Grammy Trip with a discouraging loss in Miami. Although the Lakers...

Celtics Crush Lakers As Nemo Bears Down On New England

The Celtics destroyed the Los Angeles Lakers last night at TD Garden 116-95 in an impressive display of ball movement and aggressive defense, while the Lakers folded quickly, with only Kobe Bryant (27 points) being competitive. Check all the coverage at Celticslinks.com. While many are eager to rush and make the statement that the Celtics are better without Rajon Rondo, the truth...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Did Dustin Johnson pull out of tourney to hang with Paulina?

Dustin Johnson, the No. 16-ranked player in the world, pulled out of this week’s Bridgestone Invitational, a $9 million World Golf Championships event held at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Johnson reportedly cited the reason for his withdrawal as “personal,” according to Ohio.com, but a photograph posted by fiancée Paulina Gretzky to her Instagram […] The post Did...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 hours ago

New study reveals which NFL teams have best fan bases

The Pittsburgh Steelers have the best fan base in the National Football League. That’s not me saying it—it’s science. Or at least analytics. The Sports Marketing Analytics project, conducted out of Emory University, has published the results of their latest study, which finds that the Steelers topped the list in 2014 in terms of what […] New Study Confirms The Best Fan Base...
Via Steelers Depot
1 day ago

Dez Bryant upset over teammate's new deal?

Dez’s wants to get paid. Dez’s numbers dictate that he should be paid like a Top 5 wide receiver in the NFL. Cowboys give a teammate almost $100 million extension. Dez is happy for his teammate. Congrats 77 well deserved #CowboysNation — Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) July 30, 2014 Dez’s allegedly isn’t happy though his deal isn’t getting done any time soon and his frustrations...
Via BlackSportsOnline
17 hours ago

Browns actually impressed by Manziel's work ethic?

The Cleveland Browns are reportedly impressed by Johnny Manziel’s work ethic. No, seriously. Despite his offseason partying, the Browns’ first round pick (No. 22 overall) has brought a “first-in, last-out mentality” to training camp, according to NFL Network’s Charley Casserly. Photo Credit: ClevelandBrowns.com Casserly was told by multiple team sources that Manziel is...
Via Gridiron Grit
14 hours ago

Oklahoma 5-star RB suspended during assault investigation

While we still aren’t quite sure what happened between Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon and a student named Amelia Rae Molitor last Friday morning, we do now know that the Sooner football player has been suspended from team activities while the police continue to investigate the matter. According to numerous sources, the school is expected to officially announce the news...
Via College Spun
13 hours ago

Tigers pitcher charged with sexual assault

Evan Reed’s ERA and WHIP are now the least of his worries as a lengthy jail sentence is now looming over his head. Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Wednesday that Tigers/Mud Hens pitcher Evan Reed will face two counts of criminal sexual conduct stemming from an incident this past March at the Motor City Casino Hotel. According to reports originating from the Detroit...
Via The Majors Detroit
20 hours ago

Oklahoma kicker has the best playbook

Many football teams are now foregoing the classic hard-copy playbook for iPads, which are lighter and save on huge printing cost, among other handy features. Earlier today, we took a look at Georgia’s new iPads (and a whole host of USB cables). Apparently Oklahoma has also joined in on the iPad trend. Of course, not everyone’s playbook is made equal. OU kicker Michael Hunnicutt...
Via College Spun
12 hours ago

Antonio Brown not happy with ex-teammate's QB comments

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is not happy with ex-teammate Emmanuel Sanders for his comments made about Ben Roethlisberger. Sanders, who spent four seasons with the Steelers before signing with the Broncos in March, compared his new quarterback with his old quarterback and enumerated the ways Peyton Manning is a better leader than Big […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 hours ago

WWE star Sheamus rumored to be playing major Star Wars role

It looks like another WWE superstar could land in a mega-hit that has nerd alert written all over it.  Yes, Sheamus may be playing the role of Darth Vader in the upcoming Star Wars Episode 7 which is currently slated to hit theaters on December 18, 2015. Wow. Today’s edition of the Irish Daily Mirror has an article theorizing that the Celtic Warrior could be playing the Lord Sith...
Via Between The Ropes
19 hours ago

Report: Winston detained by police at gunpoint in 2012

Jameis Winston was detained by police at gunpoint in a 2012 incident for carrying a firearm on campus.
Via Gamedayr
18 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.