The soul-crushing NBA lockout continues on, with no end seemingly in sight, but Kobe Bryant’s still making the news. San Diego police are looking to talk to the Laker superstar after he allegedly injured a California man’s wrist on Sunday. Sounds legit, right? Kobe can’t go around injuring folks, twisting their wrists with, ahem, Black Mamba-like speed. But things are bit more complicated than that.
Apparently, Kobe hurt this dude’s wrist while taking his cellphone, after the man was – allegedly, again – taking pictures of him during a church service. Now, call me old-fashioned, but you can’t be interrupting a man at worship, even if he’s one of the greatest basketball players in history. If this went down like the story says, then Kobe was more than justified in taking the phone. Hell, I would have cheered him.
But you know what would have been the icing on the cake, the thing that would have taken Kobe’s reaction from right to downright awesome? If he had pulled out the underbite-of-doom as he snatched the phone out of the guy’s hand. Righteous, justified anger calls for all the intensity he can muster, you know?