Kobe: I would’ve smacked Mike Rice

There aren’t many — any? — people around who weren’t
offended by Mike Rice’s
treatment of his players. Kobe Bryant says he
would have gone on the offensive with the abusive coach if he had a
basketball thrown at him.

“I would have smacked the hell out of him,” the Lakers star told
Jim Rome.

Bryant moves to the front of the line of people who were
mortified by Rice’s actions, which originally earned him a fine and
suspension in November but
cost
him his job
last week when they became public.