Kobe Bryant is not here for your misconstruing of his words.
The Los Angeles Lakers legend recently gave an interview to Chris McGee of Spectrum SportsNet on an episode of “Connected With.” In the interview, Bryant touched on a variety of topics, but only one of them grabbed national headlines.
While discussion patience that Lakers fans should have in regards of the current rookies on the team, Bryant said the young players, including Lonzo Ball, needed to “get better now.” That quote was plastered on ESPN, blogs and other outlets, spreading like the zombie disease.
In the aftermath, Bryant did not seem too pleased with how his comments were interpreted. He retweeted the post below by Adam Hargraves of the Daily Mamphsire Gazette.
— Adam Hargraves (@Hargraves24) December 10, 2017
Then, when Bryant was asked by a Twitter user whether the trust ESPN could lose was worth the clicks it received from the controversial story, his response was swift and effective:
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) December 10, 2017
Bryant is a megastar, and everything he says makes news. It's something that everyone – including him — is used to. But sometimes when things get taken out of context, the meaning of words is completely lost and people freak out. That's exactly what happened here.
And Bryant, being the savvy person he is, let it be known in a subtle way. He was right to respond the way he did.