In Chuck's words
Чарлс Баркли на халфтајм шоуто на ТНТ синоќа спомна дека Коби му се јавил, затоа што бил изнервиран од изјавите на Чак за него. Што кажа Баркли што го изнервирало Коби? Ова: "I think he was being very selfish. I think he stopped shooting so he could say, Those guys didn't help me. Because normally if they were down by 20 points he would try to keep shooting. He was not aggressive at all; he was not shooting at all. He did the same thing a couple of years ago when he played with Shaq. He wanted to prove 'you guys can't do anything without me.' But the truth of the matter is he was very selfish." Што не му било по укус на Коби? Тоа најбоље го објасни Чакстер: "Obviously (Коби) was not very happy (поради неговите изјави), but I appreciated him talking to me...he was pissed off, angry, upset, used great language, but what I told him was that I have no agenda. I've always said that Kobe Bryant is the best basketball player in the world. I'm always going to try to fair and honest in my opinion...but I want any coach or any player in this league to be able to call me if they disagree (with me) on any subject or something I said. I just want to make it perfectly clear that he is the best basketball player in the world, but I never have an agenda when I come on this set. That being said...I'm not going to change my opinion of what I said Saturday night. Do I think he quit? I don't think he quit, but I think he was trying to make a point and I disagree with his point. He is the most competitive player in the NBA...and I don't find any reason possible for him to take three shots (in a half) when they are getting blown out. Obviously Phoenix was the better team, but I expected him to go out in a blaze of glory...I like Kobe Bryant, I've heard that I don't like him, but I do. Even though we disagree, it's nothing personal."
* * * * *Да, да, вчера Нетси си се прошетаа низ Мајами, а Клиперси и Санси се убија од давање кошеви, замислете да имаше и некој продужеток, ќе идеа на 200 поени. Али, ја не гледав ни една од двете, па затоа не пишувам ништо за нив. Вечер на програма имам дабл-хедер, па утре ќе има текст.