Posted March 05, 2013

Kobe Bryant on Serge Ibaka’s flagrant foul: I ‘would have smacked him’

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Kobe Bryant said he would have 'smacked' Serge Ibaka for a flagrant foul. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP)

Kobe Bryant said he would have ‘smacked’ Serge Ibaka for a flagrant foul. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP)

Kobe Bryant didn’t take kindly to Oklahoma City Thunder center Serge Ibaka’s flagrant foul on the Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin when he watched it on television Sunday.

“I probably would have smacked him in the mouth,” the Lakers star Bryant said of Ibaka’s foul, when he appeared to chop Griffin below the belt.

“”I would have dealt with the pain after,” he added, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Bryant’s comments came a day before the Lakers were scheduled to take on the Thunder Tuesday night. The NBA has not yet said whether Ibaka will be suspended for the foul. He was not ejected from the Thunder’s win over the Clippers after the foul on Sunday.

The Lakers are winners or 13 of their last 18 games heading into Tuesday night’s matchup, and got back to .500 for the first time in more than two months with a win Sunday night over the Atlanta Hawks.


12 comments
boomerfelten
boomerfelten

who has Kobe ever bitch-slapped?

Signed,

Smush Parker

6marK6
6marK6

Kobe, please stop acting street.

CleatusTank
CleatusTank

You very well may have smacked him for it, then you would of gotten your a$$ handed to you shortly there after. 

Mark St. cyr
Mark St. cyr

Kobe better quit talking like such a fake tough guy or I'll send Raja Bell over to kick him around again. Even that punk Dwayne "WOW" Wade can make the Pink Mambo back the hell down.

Goinglow17
Goinglow17

Pleeease Childs gave him a small shot followed by a little tap, and then he ran.

Mr. J
Mr. J

Kobe aint going to smack nobody!.....Last time he tried to fight Chris Childs stole him in the jaw...Kobe keep worrying about making the playoffs you are not trying to see nobody!!

wizzla761
wizzla761

I was just about to mention the 1-2 from Chris Childs.  He did nothing then.  Kobe's full of it.