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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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1.

andre`    

Who cares.. Lamar is ugly

942 days ago
2.

Truth    

WHAT A DOUCHE BAG... KOBE OF ALL PEEPS SHOULD KNOW. FOLLOW THE MONEY BRO... ODUM MAKES TOO MUCH $$ FOR HIS POSITION ON THE TEAM. THE LAKERS CAN TRADE HIM AND FOR LESSER PLAYERS THAT THEY CAN BUILD UP OVER THE LONG RUN AND SAVE MILLIONS. OWNERS ARE THINKING BUSINESS. KOBE IS THINKING ANOTHER RING HE WONT HAVE. HEY, HOW ABOUT CUT YOUR SALARY BY HALF BRYANT THEN LAMAR CAN STAY. OOPS, I HEAR **SILENCE**. #TRUTH!!

942 days ago
3.

SISTER SISTER    

Come on Kobe...you are sticking up for your bro. The K-Klan is a laughing joke in America. Did you hear his big mouth wife screaming stuff to the judges on DWTS for her little brother. Real Classy. LA just wants to dodge the bullet before it hits with association of the K-Slut Klan.

942 days ago
4.

KicksandGiggles    

Camera whores of a feather, certainly do flock together.

942 days ago
5.

Celebrities Suck    

who cares

942 days ago
6.

Loving Latina    

It's all business Kobe and you and Lamar know it!! You just want some media attention too. Millions of people are unemployed, and you and Lamar are crying like babies because of what?? He's still going to make more than 8 million a year and so are you!!! I'm some over this Kardashian family..What are they doing being associated with the NBA!!! Someone keep them out!!! The viewers don't like liars and manipulators, that's the problem with their reality show dimwit!!! I'm sure you knew about the trade too, don't act innocent!

942 days ago
7.

soulofanangel    

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kRAZY kARDASHIAN kLAN seems to continue its path of destruction?
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942 days ago
8.

fo real    

POOR LAMAR. THIS IS HIS CAREER AND SOMEHOW HE LETS THOSE FAME WHORES GET IN THE WAY. ANY MAN THAT DEALS WITH THE KARDASHIANS END UP LOOKING BAD. LOOK AT BRUCE JENNER..HE HAS NO BALLS ANYMORE. LAMARS BALLS WILL BE GONE TOO..SCOTT NEVER HAD BALLS

942 days ago
9.

AyeJay    

Maybe Kobe really doesn't care, he just doesn't want to share the spotlight with another player. Plus, L.O. has become a total diva. You know he got that from the KarTRASHians.

942 days ago
10.

moe l.    

Lamar sits on the same benches that the rest of the Lakers sit on - they didn't want to pick up any STD's so they traded him, his diseases and his disease laden wookie wife.

942 days ago
11.

jane    

Had enough of the Ks yet? Sign the petition at Boycottkim ((dotcom)) Over 240,000 signatures

942 days ago
12.

LakersGirl     

Kobe - that's not saying much when you consider the caliber of the teams' game last season. You guys weren't delivering and you knew it! So congrats LO, it takes the rest of the team playing like a JV squad to get praise from your star player!

942 days ago
13.

nicki    

KOBE STFU YOU DA DIVA AT YOUR BEST.

942 days ago
14.

King of TMZ    

TMZ love parazites. lol

I mean the public has to choose either Lowham or Kurdcashians!??? lol

one or the other if not Lowhan father or Kurdcashians in-laws....

Bring on MJ back at least that one is not as boring as these annoying two families & all their associates. they probably pay TMZ for such publicity. but TMZ you can do better. Really!

942 days ago
15.

Who Knew    

What are my Lakers doing? To piss off your MVP they better have something huge in the making and Howard is not enough. I thought Kobe was on board until this.

942 days ago
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