By Matt Moore
popping off a bit about Kobe Bryant. He had a shirt made that says "Nobody Likes A Snake," referencing the Mamba, intimated that he should play wherever Kobe did when he dropped 45, and said that the future Hall of Famer shouldn't play for Drew League since he isn't from California. He hedged his comments here and there, but kept coming. Now, HoopDoctors.com has an explanation for the beef with Jennings himself. The answer? Just selling the image to make his own name. Jennings says around the 1:00 mark that Bryant's actually his favorite player.
You can't really say it's not a good strategy. Gunning for the top dog will make a name for yourself. But it seems like Jennings is stepping away from a fight that he asked for. You want to make those kinds of statements? You need to follow through.
Just another sign that the rivalries the league is supposed to have are all make believe. After all, the Celtics and Heat went partying after a labor meeting this summer. Cats and dogs, living together. Mass hysteria.