Kobe Bryant said some harsh words about a former Laker, Smush Parker who now plays ball in China. He said Smush:
“..the worst. He shouldn’t have been in the NBA but we were too cheap to pay for a point guard. So we let him walk on.”
Smush Parker heard about the remarks and shot back:
“I’m lost for words. It makes me blush. For my name to still come out of that man’s mouth? It makes me blush.
The reason I wasn’t a Laker after my second year is because I didn’t bow down to [Bryant]. I didn’t kiss his a**. I wasn’t kissing his feet,” Parker told Hard 2 Guard. “Quite frankly, towards the end of the second season, I stopped passing him the ball. I stopped giving him the ball. I started looking him off.
Kobe Bryant says I’m the worst point guard, that I should have never made it into the NBA. He just frowns at the thought of me playing in the backcourt with him. Like Jay-Z says, people lie, numbers don’t. Just go to the stats. If I don’t deserve to play in the NBA, why am I third on all the stat sheets on the Lakers team those years? I’m top three in all the categories.”