Kobe Tells Fans to Shut It

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has a blunt message for critical fans. After a 0-2 start to the season, some fans have been unhappy with the team, but Bryant isn’t having any of it. In a press conference on Thursday, Bryant called the complaints “stupid.”

He dismissed criticisms, and said that Coach Mike Brown hasn’t won a championship, so he may feel uncomfortable speaking bluntly.

Kobe explained:

“I just.. I don’t understand.. the city here.. for me not trying to bite my tongue and not calling them dumb, which I kinda just did. They’ve seen us win multiple championships here, playing an offense that was tough to learn, that was a sequence of options that weren’t set plays that took five guys being on the same page of working together. They know how that stuff works. For them to be so stupid now. They say, ‘Well, let Steve [Nash] dribble the ball around and create opportunities for everybody. And let Dwight [Howard] post up and let me iso.’ It’s … I don’t want to say idiotic, but it’s close.”

So I’ll say it for him: Everybody shut up. Let us work and at the end of the day everyone will be pleased at the end of the day.”

The Lakers will be looking for their first win this season on Friday night at home against the Clippers. Since owner Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, the team has never started 0-3.