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Kobe's a DIVA

Now He's Dissing Me

10/11/2012 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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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i didn't know Kobe was a diva. i thought he was just a ball hog.

743 days ago


When I know NBA, I began to love Kobe. He's a good player.

743 days ago


Ugh! Free Kobe Time for a new era. 2013/2014 can't come soon enough. Let the game change and be what it will. Liar, Cheater, Whiner, Finger Pointer, oh yeah and Baller.

743 days ago


Who the hell are you? STFU glad you're gone whoever you are.

743 days ago


This isnt news. We know this!! Here's a more news headline.. Which pro superstar isn't a diva?? Name one

743 days ago


NOOOOO!! Are you saying a superstar pro athletic is a diva?? Especially someone like Kobe of all people. No way he is super nice (not). No diss if he burnt the bridge of Shaq.. Then safe to say Kobe is a diva and bad egg because seriously would doesn't like Shaq.. So TMZ there's no shock here. Kobe is maybe the biggest pro diva besides A-rod

743 days ago


When both their careers are over, the stats will speak volumes. Labron will far outshine Kobe

743 days ago


Parker shouldn't care what an effing rapist thinks -

743 days ago


WTF is SMUSH SMURF SMACK PARKER MISS PARKER SAYING?! Serious, Kobe didn't have a single legit supporting cast on his team that year. DAMN straight they lost because Smush and the rest of the untalented smushes... Kobe may be a diva but he can if he wants to be while Smush hasn't done a thing in his career for anyone to respect or give a crap about what he has to say.

743 days ago


Lol smush needs to have a seat overseas and watch us go to the playoffs this year....

743 days ago

Throwback kid    

Why do people still refer to Kobe as a rapist? he was found not guilty by a jury of his peers. Kobe said the unprotected anal sex he had with that girl in the hotel room was consensual and the jury believed him. The only thing Kobe was guilty of was cheating on his wife but that is not a crime. Kobe seems to have many of the personality traits of a sociopath

743 days ago


Kobe was right. Smush was not a good player. Kobe is still in the NBA. Where the hell is Smush? Nuff said! I met Kobe in person. He wasn't a jerk like a lot of people make him out to be. Quit hating on Kobe, TMZ!

743 days ago


Shut up, Smush!

743 days ago

Buffy Dibiase    

smush parker couldn't hoop to save his lame life and still can't hoop to save his boring life. They should make a movie called 'smush parker Can't Jump'

743 days ago


Please most of you people never watched a game of basketball in your life so stop acting like you know what's up. Smush Parker was complete garbage he always talked smack about Kobe in fact he use to bash kobe ALL THE TIME. Im glad kobe finally said something! and what he said was completly true!The Lakers really wasted Kobe's prime. They didn't put a good team around him until Pau came along. Odom was also a lot of help but other than that he had NO HELP! If the Lakers organization would have surrounded kobe with at least one more piece the whole 04-07 era he would have definatly won one or two Championships. Kobe overrated? Your crazy check his resume people he gets it DONE. Keep running your mouth about how overpaid he is but 16 years in the leauge 7 finals appearances 5 championships speak for itself. Kobe = G.O.A.T

743 days ago
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