Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Kobe Comments On Lebron/Durant Situation

Kevin Durant cannot hide from his NBA Finals failures this summer. He has to come to Team USA practice everyday and look the man who defeated him, Lebron James, in the face.

Kobe Bryant faced a similar situation 4 years ago. He had to shake off the disappointment of a Finals loss to the Boston Celtics and get back out on the court for the Olympics. The difference is he didn't have to face his recent opponents day to day.
"But then again, I wasn't playing on the Olympic team with, you know, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce and (Kevin) Garnett," Bryant said. "He's got to look at LeBron every day. I didn't have to do that. So I don't know if I could do that. I'd probably be trying to destroy him every single day in practice to try to, I don't know, take a little of the edge off maybe."
James and Durant are actually friends, James inviting Durant to work out with him last summer in Ohio. That wouldn't make much difference to Bryant, one of the NBA's fiercest competitors.
 "Being the friends thing, I mean that's fine," Bryant said. "Once you start playing, I'd really, I'd have to go after him. There's just no way."

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