Lakers C Chris Kaman on Kobe: ‘I Always Hated Him’
There’s nothing like an honest answer.
Plenty of players in the league probably have an extreme dislike for Kobe Bryant. How many can you find to that will honestly say it?
During a question and answer session with Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com, Kaman admitted that he always hated his new Lakers teammate, Kobe Bryant.
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Obviously you were in the same city as Kobe for a long time, but seeing him up close, being a teammate, how would you describe that experience so far?
I always hated him. When you play against a guy like him, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, you don’t like them because they’re so competitive. I respect that, but I don’t like playing against them. But when you’re on their team, it’s a whole different story. You love the people. They’re good guys.
Kobe, he’s just been working hard trying to get himself ready. He comes to practice and he works his butt off. I respect that as well. I’m excited for him to play. I’m hoping sooner than later.