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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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46.

BE    

#1: This is the first time I am seeing this video and I would've been in jail if any of those players were my kid. #2: Murdock is fine as hell!! ;-)

504 days ago
47.

ddragonmama    

How horrible, those poor kids, trying to make it and being bullied by the one man they should be able to look up to for direction in their lives. He should be held accountable by the law

504 days ago
48.

Truth44    

Kobe STFU you're an a$$ clown!!!

504 days ago
49.

maria    

This coming from a rapist....

504 days ago
50.

boosieboo    

Sad just sad

504 days ago
51.

Bob DaMahn    

He's so full of **** he aint slapping anyone if he was that kind of a guy he would have fought Shaq back in the day when Shaq slapped his bitch ass.

504 days ago
52.

Mrugowsky    

There are quite a few people who would probably like to smack the hell out of kobe bryant.

504 days ago
53.

Stephen Stewart    

If he cant tell the difference between coaching and abuse, he should be terminated immediately and a further investigation into his actions should be initiated.

504 days ago
54.

BEEJ    

KOBE, TELL ME HOW MY ASS TASTE

504 days ago
55.

TEAM LAMMY    

The less he talks the better

504 days ago
56.

elli08    

❤Kobe & the Lakers!

504 days ago
57.

ragu4u    

I'm SURE he's smack around the ex-Rutgers coach...if the coach was a woman! Punk _ss Neeg!

504 days ago
58.

vrb    

Kobe you rock man..!! Congrats..!!! How you look when you are a cartoon?? Here you go...
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504 days ago
59.

Kaos    

Mike Rice is exactly what the NBA needs, seeing as how the vast majority of the players are nothing but undisciplined, uneducated, brawling THUGS!

503 days ago
60.

Dumas    

Mr in trouble said that really kb

503 days ago
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