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Brandon Jennings keeps nipping at Kobe's heels

Posted on: August 31, 2011 9:22 am
 


By Matt Moore


Don't ask us why, because it seems like the worst idea ever, to us. Brandon Jennings really wants to start some sort of feud with Kobe Bryant

It started about a month ago. Jennings posted the picture above on Twitter of himself in a t-shirt that read "nobody likes a snake," referencing Bryant's "Black Mamba" nickname of course. Jennings also made a comment about Bryant dropping 45 and saying he needed to play wherever Bryant was playing next.  

Then Jennings backed off in an interview with HoopsHype, saying it was just a joke and that Kobe was the best player in the world. OK, then. No harm done, young fella. 

Except on Monday, ESPN spoke with Jennings who said said Bryant shouldn't play for the L.A.-based Drew League in thei rematch against Goodman League, or any of the other organized exhibitions, because Bryant didn't grow up in L.A.
Brandon Jennings on Kobe: "He wasnt born and raised in LA. You gotta be from LA to play for Drew. Show me a birth certificate."
via Twitter / @thechrispalmer: Brandon Jennings on Kobe: ....

Jennings defended the statement on Twitter later. He's not backing down from the assertion of determining who should and who should not play for Drew League. He was adamant that he's not saying Bryant shouldn't play in Drew, just not for them in any organized competition. Far be it from me to weigh in on who should and should not play in the streetball organizations' exhibitions, it just seems notable that a third-year player who regressed last season is calling out a Hall of Famer with five championship rings. But he's right, Bryant wasn't born in L.A.. In fact, if we're going there, Bryant's more suitable to play for Italy's Eurobasket team than any team stateside, outside of maybe a Philadelphia team. 

Needless to say, Brandon Jennings is taking this summer by the horns, and that brash attitude he's been known for is in full flight. We'll see if he can back it up with his play from here on out.  
Comments

Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: September 1, 2011 7:52 pm
 

Brandon Jennings keeps nipping at Kobe's heels

KillrAvocado:  Kobe never got his dad killed over bad gambling debts either.



Since: Jul 27, 2011
Posted on: September 1, 2011 8:56 am
 

Brandon Jennings keeps nipping at Kobe's heels

Jordan never got swept in the playoffs.  Kobe is a joke.



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2011 11:07 pm
 

Brandon Jennings keeps nipping at Kobe's heels

This is good stuff for the NBA. With virtually nothing to talk about or see it will rile some fans and pump up the league. We will all wait to see Bryant go to Milwaukee and school Jennings and then laugh at him (or perhaps the reverse in which case Bryant loses face.) Bryant has lost some of his speed and athleticism the past year or two and perhaps there will be a changing of the guard. It will more likely come from Derek Rose and Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant than Jennings.

In any event the summer games have never been noted and followed before, as they are this year. A good inter-city rivalry may further develop this year as the lockout continues. Are we desperate yet? It seems so.



Since: Jun 11, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2011 6:05 pm
 

Brandon Jennings keeps nipping at Kobe's heels

Rivalry? Hes a 20 year old baby thats been on a guy thats soon to retire and is a Top 10 player ever if not number 1. He is a dipshit kid like i said.



Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2011 2:54 pm
 

Brandon Jennings keeps nipping at Kobe's heels

Not that any of this matters, but its good to see something involving NBA players and some rivalry.  Too bad we won't get to see any sort of this played out on a court in an NBA arena soon.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2011 1:41 pm
 

Brandon Jennings keeps nipping at Kobe's heels

This has nothing to do with the NBA.  No one cares about legacy or status.  This is neighborhood league stuff, and Jennings has a point.  If the Drew League team is LA natives, then Kobe should be playing for someone else.  The only way Jennings needs to back up his play is in these exhibition games.



Since: Jun 11, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2011 1:12 pm
 

Brandon Jennings keeps nipping at Kobe's heels

just another dipshit kid that has no respect for one of the best players ever.



Since: Jun 20, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2011 9:50 am
 

Brandon Jennings keeps nipping at Kobe's heels

Brandon could score 45 points if he took a hundred shots.


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