Kobe Bryant seems to rub people the wrong way even when he’s not trying to. During the Lakers 115-89 victory over the Mavericks Saturday, Kobe used Dirk Nowitzki’s trademark one leg fadeaway shot, infuriating the Mavericks’ color analyst:
Don’t do that in in here. Don’t do that in this building.
Hometown announcers have always bothered me. If I wanted to listen to a fan reaction to the game, I’d go to a bar or better yet the actual game. The Mavericks’ announcer seems to think Dirk is the only person allowed to do this move in the arena. I guess Kareem Adul-Jabbar should get a check from anyone that uses the hook shot in Staples. But you’ve got to love the hometown guys – they know how to appease the locals. He might as well have yelled “Kobe sucks” while he was at it.