Kobe Bryant is not a happy man at the moment. And why would he be? His Los Angeles Lakers have started the 2014/15 NBA season slowly to say the least. The Lakers are 0-4, having been blown out by 15 or more points in three of their contests thus far.
The Black Mamba has started the season strongly, with over 20 points in all four games for the Lakers so far. But when you're taking as many shots as Kobe is, you'd expect to be getting points in bucket loads. But despite Kobe's strong play, his supporting cast has disappointed, leaving the Lakers star frustrated.
Bryant is not the easiest NBA player to interview at the best of times, let alone when he is feeling this bruised and angry about the current state of affairs for the Lakers. And one reporter found out that Kobe does not take lightly to ridiculous questions on Saturday night.
Kobe snaps at reporter
Kobe can turn it on for the media when he wants to and he can bite also. And on Saturday night, Bryant was all about the bite. After a long interview with reporters in which he was calm and considered, a question from a reporter made him completely snap.
Asked, "You've never been 0-4 before in your career, does this situation bother you?"
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"No it doesn't bother me (Kobe said sarcastically). I'm festively jovial about it," Kobe responded in a typically fiery fashion.
You can't blame him
You can't really blame Kobe Bryant for his outburst. It's such an obvious question and it was out of sync with the range of intelligent questions Kobe had been asked in the interview ON THIS LINK.
Sometimes you feel sorry for reporters who ask questions to sports stars and get chewed out just because the star is in a bad mood on that particular day.
Gregg Popovich is the best example of a guy that likes to chew out reporters, and Kobe certainly did his best impression of Popovich on Saturday night.
Kobe still confident
But despite a poor start to the season, Lakers star Kobe Bryant still believes the storied franchise is heading in the right direction. Bryant insisted that the team has performed well in their last two defeats, saying it's only a matter of time before they start winning.