Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant recently had some rather harsh comments for his former teammate Smush Parker. Before Wednesday night's loss to the Portland Trailblazers, Kobe expressed his true feelings about Parker.
He called 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."
The former NBA point guard, who is currently playing professionally in China, didn't take Kobe's negative remarks lightly and issued a response of his own.
"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."
Parker then says he didn't give in to Kobe by allowing Bryant to undermine him after his second and final year with the Lakers organization.
"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."
Smush then backed up his arguments by throwing some statistics out there, saying he was a very productive member of the Los Angeles Lakers during his time with the franchise and says Kobe just refuses to acknowledge it.
"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," Parker said. "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."
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