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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
EXCLUSIVE

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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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16.

Dohi    

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

706 days ago
17.

summmerfan    

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

706 days ago
18.

Soamazing    

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.

706 days ago
19.

dd    

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

706 days ago
20.

TheeRomantix    

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

706 days ago
21.

TheeRomantix    

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

706 days ago
22.

roll3567    

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

706 days ago
23.

marymac    

Parker shouldn't care what an effing rapist thinks -

706 days ago
24.

azntrojan    

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.

706 days ago
25.

Jsmiley    

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

706 days ago
26.

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

706 days ago
27.

jewelgrl    

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!

706 days ago
28.

jewelgrl    

Shut up, Smush!

706 days ago
29.

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'

706 days ago
30.

Kiki24    

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

706 days ago
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