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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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31.

cman    

Kobe is a self-centered a_ _hole. A great basketball player? yes. A snob with no personality? yes.

689 days ago
32.

Bullz Eye    

Kobe as player = one of the best ever. Character-wise, he's one of the worst ever. TMZ misquoted Smush (check out youtube). He said that the experience of playing with Kobe was overrated meaning it wasn't a walk in the park. Michael Jordan made mediocre players around him better and that's what great TEAM players do! Smush was NOT a bad player. Very athletic with playground game. His NBA numbers exceeded another Laker point guard and the top Kobe ass kisser and NBA all-around good guy, Derek Fisher. Fisher was a bum and liability PG, but had a long tenure with the Lakers because he knew how to coax #24's ego. Kobe is good for throwing people under the bus, look what he did to Shaq. He got caught in Colorado and threw Shaq's name into his rape case and subsequently forced management to trade the big guy. Smush had the balls to do what many other former teammates wouldn't. Its no secret that Kobe is an arrogant, self-centered jerk. Hey ran a lot of guys out of town and stagnates a lot of guy players' games. Let's see how successful Nash is playing along side of this Prima donna.

688 days ago
33.

Reg    

Anyone know if Kobe and Steph Rice are still just "friends"?

688 days ago
34.

Spicy mag    

Did Kobe cure cancer? Oh wait. He just throws a basketball in a hoop.

688 days ago
35.

Lois    

Kobe has some nerve. Kobe was responsible for losing the finals to the Pistons and followed that by making the Lakers get rid of one the best starting line ups since the 1980s (Shaq, Malone, Payton, Fox, and Fisher).

688 days ago
36.

devilgirl    

Who cares what a rapist thinks.

688 days ago
37.

FunsportCEO    

TMZ... You theft my interview with Smush Parker last night from our show on H2GRadio. Folks can listen to the interview between me and Smush in its entirety at www.blogtalkradio.com/h2gradio. You should be ashamed of yourselves TMZ. Just quote your sources. Rule 101 in journalism!

688 days ago
38.

FunsportCEO    

TMZ... You theft my interview with Smush Parker last night from our show on H2GRadio. Folks can listen to the interview between me and Smush in its entirety at www.blogtalkradio.com/h2gradio. You should be ashamed of yourselves TMZ. Just quote your sources. Rule 101 in journalism!

688 days ago
39.

Order 66    

Micheal Jordan would have never made a comment like that.

688 days ago
40.

dhibhango     

any one who remembers when the Lakers were playing the suns that same year in the playoffs, LA was up 3-1 until Smush Pecker opened his damn mouth and whined about not getting the ball from KObe .. the rest is history ...

687 days ago
41.

Daddyd    

Who gives a ****.....NEXT!

687 days ago
42.

MadHouse562    

Your Welcome.....

685 days ago
43.

trolley    

OMG!!!!!
What the bull****s I read?! ?! -_- don't believed how can be so many people mega retarded!!!
BITCH! Stop attacking on Kobe, u do not know nothing about his personal life or character.
U only hate him because he is best in the NBA.
And u shouldn't trust bulvar or these ****s

677 days ago
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