Kobe Bryant goes off on “soft as charmin” teammates at practice, Charmin responds
“You m—–f—— are soft like Charmin in this m—–f—–. God damn, is this the type of s— that’s going on in these practices? Now I see why we’ve lost 20 f—ing games. We’re soft like Charmin. We’re soft like s—.”
Kobe Bryant’s trash talking at today’s practice was so quotable and loud that even Charmin had to respond.
You know, in terms of toilet paper, saying you’re as soft as Charmin is a good thing. In basketball? Not so much. #tweetfromtheseat
— Charmin (@Charmin) December 11, 2014
Via ESPN Bryant was also getting on Jeremy Lin during the scrimmage, daring him to shoot whenever he had the ball, yelling, “This m—–f—– don’t got s—. He ain’t got s— right now. Shoot! Shoot!” After Lin missed a pull-up jumper, Bryant said, “I talked his ass right into that bulls—. I talked his ass right into that bulls—.” By the end of the scrimmage, which the starters won, Bryant said, “Practice gets real uncomfortable when I’m in this m—–f—–.” After the team gathered together at center court to close practice, Bryant passed Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak and said, “I’m supposed to practice and get better, Mitch. I’m supposed to practice and get better. These m—–f—— ain’t doing s— for me.” Bryant said Thursday’s practice was no different than any other one he participates in except for maybe the fact the media got a courtside view of him trying to motivate his younger teammates. “No, I was just being myself,” Bryant said. “I don’t know if it helps them, but it obviously raises the intensity level. It was a tough practice for them … It’s really good for Nick, aside from the fun of bantering back and forth and the trash talk, just fundamentally some of the techniques and things that I use. He gets a chance to really see up close those little tricks.” Bryant said Young got the trash talking started Monday. “I think Nick probably regrets getting me started at practice and saying something,” he said. And what did Bryant think when Young said no one could guard him one-on-one? “Thank god, I’m not from this world,” Bryant said.