AMATEUR VIDEO MADE OF CUSSING KOBE BEING HAWKED: HOOPS WORLD has news of an amateur video and audio tape made last week that is being shopped to the media. The contents: Kobe Bryant very candidly demanding a trade and while also criticizing Lakers management.
H-W on the video clip: “Interspersed with numerous cuss words, Bryant discusses the Lakers’ decision not to trade Andrew Bynum to the New Jersey Nets at the trade deadline in February.”
Bryant on the tape: “Ship his [rear end] out. We’re talking Jason Kidd. They didn’t want to do that. That’s why we’re in this [messed up] position.”
The audio clip was recorded onto a cell phone on June 10th. It includes Bryant’s response to fans asking him to stay in L.A.: “Get a [Chicago] Bulls uniform fellas.”
Sadly for the intrepid citizen reporters, after Bryant’s website post Sunday, we’d have to assume the value of those tapes now is on the order of a Bee Gees back catalog.