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Kobe Bryant

Don't Blame Khloe K.

for Lamar Odom Trade

12/12/2011 4:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kobe Bryant is blasting rumors about Lamar Odom
Kobe Bryant
is blasting rumors that Lamar Odom was traded away from the Lakers because he got involved with the Kardashian reality show empire ... saying, "[Odom] had his best season last season ... clearly it wasn't a distraction."

Kobe spoke with reporters yesterday ... and ripped the organization for dealing Lamar to the Dallas Mavericks ... saying, "I don't like it ... to be honest with you, I don't like it."

Bryant was then asked if the Lakers had become fed up with Lamar's extracurricular camera whoring -- to which Kobe shot back, "You're talking about the Sixth Man of the Year last year ... he played lights out. I don't understand the criticism of reality shows and this, that and the other."

He added, "I don't get it. I don't understand that. He had his best season last season, clearly it wasn't a distraction, and he played his ass off. I don't get where that comes from."

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16.

ViableV    

Good, anything to get a K person out of L.A. Is a step in the right direction!!

859 days ago
17.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Kobe... stick to playing basketball.

859 days ago
18.

Debbie    

The only basketball team I watch ever is the Lakers. I currently watch because because of Kobe and Lamar. What a mistake on the Lakers part getting rid of Lamar.

859 days ago
19.

Dominic    

I think it's obvious, if he played his best season last year, emphasis on "best" you pretty much answered your own conundrum Kobe. Performance wise he was at the top of his game, which means something other then his skills were annoying the owners, and the sullying of the Kardasians did help. Either his best wasn't good enough, or he was distracting others from performing their best, likely trying to hook them up with Kris for extra-marital affair. Seems they tried to shove the reality show down some players throats. Speaking of which Kobe sounds like he about to have his own reality show soon.

I think Kim was trying to get gullible lakers, or the KKKlan was hanging around too much. To get rid of the gimmick of the KKKlan is to get rid of Lamar

859 days ago
20.

sPaNkdEnALgAs    

Of course he's gonna say this!!! But secretly, inside his head he is singing "ding dong the witch is dead!"

859 days ago
21.

Karla    

Well then Kobe it seems the Front Office simply did not think to consult you.....besides Odom is making far too much for his worth......that is really it although I wonder if he will be as generous with his tickets since that was part of the Odom pre-nup Laker floor tickets...and now Lamar is no longer a Laker....

859 days ago
22.

Seldombinlaid    

The Wookie was scaring people in the food line.

859 days ago
23.

longagain    

The curse of the KarTrashians hurts another innocent bystander. Run far away Lamar while you still can....

859 days ago
24.

Cooley    

Right.

All these people laughing about Lamar getting traded when the Lakers are the one losing a good player to a championship team.

Lamar is going to make the Mavs even BETTER.

859 days ago
25.

small asian penis    

Who is blaming her? Sounds like Kobe wants some air time, PR.

859 days ago
26.

val    

KOBE SHUT UP ... you should have been thrown out of basketball after you 'RAPED' that starry eyed girl and you did buddy... you got off cause of your strength in basketball but not from your fine character, and your wife got a nice jewel for her finger in the millions to stay with you and shut up. KOBE GET THE HELL OUT OF LA .. you are an embarrassment on your own. LAMAR WAS A FOOL TO MARRY INTO THE KARTRASHIANS AND LEAVE THE MOTHER AND HIS CHILDREN AFTER BEING TOGETHER OVER A DECADE AND PAYBACK IS WHAT HE'S GETTING. He lost a son to death and has 2 more children with a lovely lady who loved him that he dumped to be in the spotlight with loud mouth and classless Khloe, so expect nothing less. You bought off your bride Kobe so she keeps her mouth shut .. maybe you should too. KOBE YOU ARE S*** YOURSELF .. LAMAR IS NO BETTER LEAVING HIS KIDS AND MOTHER OF HIS KIDS AND KHLOE KARTRASHIAN ... well, she is a blight no matter where she lands. KarTRASHians will have to get their free tickets to the games from you buddy from now on .. we hope they never return!!!

859 days ago
27.

nof    

Everyone knows:


That the entire Laker team is expendable.

But that only four: Bynum, Odum, Gasol and Kobe -

Have any market value.

The new coach told the GM/Front Office:

"We can't win with what's presently here."

859 days ago
28.

nof    

The entire Laker team needs to be thinned-out.


This is just the beginning.


Kobe, himself, might be on the chopping block.

859 days ago
29.

JW    

Dude, there are reality shows, and then there are the reality freak shows. Laker MGT probably watched the backlash over the fake wedding production for SISTER IT, and didn't want any of the crap to fly on them. It's totally understandable.

859 days ago
30.

ANNE MARIE    

YOU TELL THEM KOBE!

859 days ago
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