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Kobe Bryant

I'd Smack the Hell Outta

Ex-Rutgers Coach

4/10/2013 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Put your hands on Kobe Bryant ... he's gonna put a beatdown on you -- even if you're his coach.

During an interview with Jim Rome ... Kobe reacted to the infamous video of now-fired Rutgers coach Mike Rice getting physical with his players, saying if he was on that team ... "I woulda smacked the hell out of him. No question about it."



It's interesting since Kobe never played college hoops -- going straight from high school to the NBA -- but he points out that as an 18-year-old he didn't take crap from Shaquille O'Neal ... so why would he take it from a coach.

There is one person Kobe will let smack him around ... check out the clip.

The full interview airs tonight on Showtime at 9 PM (PT and ET).

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Vitamind_88    

me too

478 days ago
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JJ    

Oh, I'm sure you would have because you're a real big man, however....you seem to be forgetting that these are college players trying to get their big break, not get black listed you moron.

478 days ago
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Jimmdog    

Then he would have raped his wife.

478 days ago
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dd    

Ditto!

478 days ago
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Max    

Sure you would have. Oh, but you didn't GO to college so your opinion/boasting/bravado means nothing. Young kids with scholarships on the line don't do smack the coach. But you would have. Riiigghhht.

478 days ago
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3Storms    

Kobe the baby who refused to earn his stripes going through the college ranks like everyone else had to has no right to complain about what goes on in college. It's really none of his business.

478 days ago
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baybomber    

Get off Kobe dick... stop hating, that coach needs the **** smacked out of him just like some of you!

478 days ago
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pat    

He wouldn't have done a damn thing just like the other players knowing that he could blow his chances for the big leagues because he could be branded as trouble.


He wouid have been younger and his over-inflated ego would not have been present then.


The times would have been different and confronting a coach would not be tolerated even by the media.


And most important, like several people have said. This windbag didn't go to college cuz he thought money is more important than an education. Typical of entitled morons like this idiot.

478 days ago
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Netty    

Wow talk about all the haters in here! Who cares if he didn't play in college. He was so good, he didn't need to. Don't get mad at Kobe, he didn't make the rules. The rules nowadays, u HAVE to play in college first. Guarantee if they didn't enforce this rule now, several young players in college right now would be playing in the NBA. Just saying....

478 days ago
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static    

There is no evidence he would smack anyone around unless it's a young girl in a cabin in Colorado.

478 days ago
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ticallion    

Believe it or not, there are greedy and/or scorned women out there who falsely accuse men of rape. If you can afford to pay one of them off, why risk going to jail? The anonymous woman who accepts money has a more questionable character than the publicly accused man who pays her, if you ask me.

478 days ago
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Mysic_beats2013    

He's right though somebody put their hands on you, you have the right to defend yourself simple as that am I right people?

478 days ago
13.

Fred Farkel    

shut up loser...

478 days ago
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Larence    

Why does Kobe only wanna smack people??!! I'm all about punching someone, not smacking them if they "F" with me. Smacking is for wimps. Kobe is a wimp.

478 days ago
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oink    

I'd smack this rapist with a ball bat. stupid fool.

478 days ago
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