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Kobe calls Howard trade report 'kiddy drama spit'

Posted on: February 7, 2012 2:04 pm
Edited on: February 7, 2012 2:07 pm
 
Kobe Bryant denies a report that he tried to bring Dwight Howard to L.A. (Getty Images)
Posted by Ben Golliver

Los Angeles Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant has many things to do: carry a weaker-than-usual Lakers team, find a new house to live in after his divorce, pitch KobeSystem shoe products, the list goes on.

One thing Bryant will not do: engage the daily Dwight Howard trade rumor mill.

Last week, a RealGM.com report indicated that Bryant pitched the Orlando Magic's All-Star center on joining the Lakers by saying that Howard could be a defensive stopper and third wheel before eventually become the franchise guy once Bryant retired.

The New York Post reports on Tuesday that Bryant called the report "not true" and said that he was "too old" for the online coverage of potential Howard trades, which he called "kiddy drama spit." 
“I have no clue what’s even being said. I have a lot to deal with as it is,” he replied. 

“omg! I’m not getting mixed up in this kiddy drama spit, bro. too old for that spit,” Bryant responded via email.
Bryant, 33, has made multiple references recently to his body clock ticking. He passed future Hall of Fame center Shaquille O'Neal on the NBA's All-Time scoring list on Monday and his key quote, as reported by Ken Berger of CBSSports.com: "I don't have many more of these games left."

It's difficult to argue when Bryant says that he is above the day-to-day minutiae of the rumor mill. But it's equally hard to imagine that he is actually above interest in acquiring Howard, who would help him acquire his coveted sixth championship ring.

After L.A.'s attempt to land All-Star point guard Chris Paul fell through before the season, all eyes turned to Howard as a potential savior for the Lakers. And that story isn't going anywhere until he signs an extension or is traded somewhere else. Bryant may have the luxury of tuning out the small stuff, but the bigger issue still looms. This kiddy drama spit ain't going away anytime soon.
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Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2012 1:00 am
 

Kobe calls Howard trade report 'kiddy drama spit'

i'm sure Kobe didn't say "spit".


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Since: Feb 7, 2012
Posted on: February 7, 2012 9:45 pm
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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: February 7, 2012 7:32 pm
 

Kobe calls Howard trade report 'kiddy drama spit'

What does the word minutiae mean and how is it pronounced?



Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: February 7, 2012 7:00 pm
 

Kobe calls Howard trade report 'kiddy drama spit'

Because these so-called "reporters" are people who should be working for the National Enquirer or US magazine.  They are more interested in creating drama than reporting the facts.  The integrity of sports reporters has dropped quite sharply over the past 20 years or so.  It's almost as bad as entertainment news.

No wonder the U.S. has some of the worst newscasts in the world.  Figures that people like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert spend their time showing how bad news shows are here in America.   



Since: May 9, 2010
Posted on: February 7, 2012 6:22 pm
 

Kobe calls Howard trade report 'kiddy drama spit'

How is it that these reporters fail to understand that when Kobe speaks of being too old, he's speaking sarcastically - in mockery of all of their talk of him getting old?



Since: May 9, 2010
Posted on: February 7, 2012 6:21 pm
 

Kobe calls Howard trade report 'kiddy drama spit'

How is it that these reporters fail to understand that when Kobe speaks of being too old, he's speaking sarcastically - in mockery of all of their talk of him getting old?


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