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Ex-Laker

Kobe's a DIVA

Now He's Dissing Me

10/11/2012 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Former LA Lakers point guard Smush Parker is calling out Kobe Bryant for being a diva who treated his teammates like crap -- and it comes just hours after Kobe blamed Parker for costing him a huge trophy 7 years ago.

Parker played with Kobe during the 2005-06 season, and tells TMZ the Lakers great is only lashing out because he once dared to say Kobe was "overrated" as a teammate.

Parker's never explained what he meant by that, but now tells us ... Kobe "told me out of his own mouth that I couldn't talk to him. That my accolades under my belt weren't deserving enough for me to talk to him." He also says Kobe didn't talk to most of his teammates.

Parker says he's opening up about Kobe's diss because Kobe told reporters earlier today ... he lost the '05-'06 NBA MVP trophy to Steve Nash because he was surrounded with no-talent players that season.

Kobe said, "I tell Steve, you won MVP, but I was playing with Smush Parker."

Kobe piled on more, saying ... "He shouldn't have been in the NBA but we were too cheap to pay for a point guard. So we let him walk on."

Parker, who's currently hooping overseas, says his stats prove he was far from "the worst" ... as Kobe claims ... and adds, "People lie, numbers don't."

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1.

Jballs     

Kobe played with a starting 5 of Smush Parker, Luke Walton, Kwame Brown, and Odom. And he took them to the playoffs. He was the real MVP that season hands down.

707 days ago
2.

DopeLikeCoke    

The Rapist is very opinionated. 5 rings or not, to call out a player like that is childish. Divo.

707 days ago
3.

Oh A 💛💋    

I still like Kobe he is a good basketball player .

707 days ago
4.

Nunya    

No surprise here..Korny Kobe has ALWAYS been a overrated diva who blames losing on everyone but himself.

707 days ago
5.

spokenword    

Isn't everybody from California a diva?

707 days ago
6.

IMustComment    

I will be very happy when Kobe retires.

707 days ago
7.

Yeah that    

Everyone has something to say about Kobe and once he responds with a truthful answer he's a diva? He has proven himself many times and he can't do everything alone so maybe others players are to blame lol

707 days ago
8.

Gary    

Kobe Is an overpaid a-hole.....I don't even watch the lakers anymore due to the arrogant idiot Kobe...yes he can play, but his character sucks..it's always someone else's problem and never his....of ourse the owner screwed the fans by taking away free tv viewing but lined his pockets with close to a billion...I will watch the Clippers.

707 days ago
9.

KicksandGiggles    

Why would Smush elevate Kobe even further by giving a crap about Kobe's opinion (which he is entitled to) over stuff that happened years ago? Cheez, GET OVER IT!! Kobe is too busy guarding the front door to keep his wife for this high school crap.

707 days ago
10.

James25    

Kobe Bryant needs to take a lesson from others like Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan would never whine like that. Kobe needs stop acting like a child.

707 days ago
11.

Lo From Wisco    

Even if they are no longer on the team, you don't attack your own team mates. A true gentleman, that Kobe is.

707 days ago
12.

Phishie from Philly    

Kobe could be a basketball wife.
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Phishie from Philly

707 days ago
13.

Phishie from Philly    

Kobe has Michael Jordan scoring capability and Charles Barkley mouth.
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707 days ago
14.

Elsa    

Kobe is about on par with Jordan as anyone else regarding bball skills... but yet he will never get out of his MJ's shadow due to his peckah head attitude.

I cant wait till he retires also.

707 days ago
15.

tyre    

smush parker u just hatin on kobe sucess u could not have

707 days ago
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