When discussing the new All-Star Game format, the Black Mamba, with no hesitation, said if he was a captain in an All-Star Draft back in 2005 he would not have drafted Shaq, because he wants LeBron James.
“Are you kidding me?”
Clearly, the first thing that will come to mind is the beef Bryant and Shaq once had that led to Shaq taking his talents to South Beach, however, they seem to have patched that up. Maybe he really just would have taken LeBron.
To make sure everyone knew he was still the same old Kobe Bryant, he made sure to throw in if he was still playing he would be talking some major trash:
“From a competitive standpoint, if I was still playing, I’d be pretty quick to talk trash about how the East just finally said, ‘You know what, we gotta do something different because the West was just kicking butt every single year after year.”