Los Angeles Lakers' Nick Young suffered a broken finger on his right hand last week when he attempted some defence against Kobe Bryant, and despite Swaggy P facing up to eight weeks on the sidelines after undergoing surgery today, it doesn't look like Kobe Bryant is showing much remorse.
In Kobe's eyes the injury is a result of taking too much of a chance.
At least that is the view the Lakers legend expressed with a smile on the Rick Fox and Reggie Miller show on NBATV's 'Real Training Camp.'
"You reach and you're going to get hurt," explained Kobe when quizzed on what exactly happened during last week's scrimmage.
Kobe being Kobe however, wasn't content with his tongue-in-cheek (we hope) comments, offering up some advice to his fellow Laker star:
"Well he's got to move his feet on defence, that's all I've got to say."
This comes off the back of Kobe citing his 'steel body' as a reason behind the injury which turned out to be worse than first anticipated for Young.
Some players may not take kindly to their teammate taking shots whilst they sit on the sideline, but then neither Kobe Bryant or Nick Young are typical NBA players.
Kobe is known as one of the toughest competitors in the game and demands the best not only of himself but his teammates. So whilst he was clearly joking in part regarding Young's game it would be wise for the 29-year-old to take on board any advice on offer from the 16-time NBA All-Star.
And it doesn't look like Swaggy P has taken any offense either, with the player posting an Instagram post in which he used the hashtag '#ThisIsWhatHappenWhenYouGuardKobe'.
Lakers moving on
While Nick Young begins his spell on the sidelines following surgery Monday morning, the Los Angeles Lakers are preparing for their first pre-season game as they built for the 2014-15 NBA season.
They take on the Denver Nuggets in San Diego tonight in what will be former Showtime star Byron Scott's first game as Lakers head coach.
And whilst Scott will be disappointed to be without one of his key role players in Young, the coach will be content knowing that Kobe Bryant and fellow veteran Steve Nash have come through training camp unscathed after disrupted 2013-14 campaigns.
The game also marks opportunities for Lakers debuts for the likes of Carlos Boozer, Jeremy Lin and rookie Julius Randle.
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