Jordan Hill on time with Lakers: ‘All you hear is Kobe’s mouth’

Jordan Hill says all he heard was Kobe Bryant's mouth during his time in L.A.

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The Indiana Pacers signed free-agent center Jordan Hill on Tuesday, and it sounds like the 27-year-old won’t need as many aspirin with his new team as he did with his old one.

Hill went to the Lakers via trade a few years back and played 70 or more games in each of his past two seasons in Los Angeles. He became very familiar with Kobe Bryant during that time, and he spoke to reporters about that earlier this week.

“When he’s on the floor it’s like, all you hear is Kobe’s mouth,” Hill explained, per a video that Shane Young posted on Instagram. “On the floor, all you hear is Kobe’s mouth — during practice and games. He gets loud. A lot of people can’t handle it, I guess.”

Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Kobe takes practicing just as seriously as he takes games, which is one of the reasons he’s one of the best ever. There has even been video evidence of him berating teammates during practice.

While no one will ever question Bryant’s desire to win, it’s his strong personality and motor mouth that have supposedly cost the Lakers free agents over the years. As Hill alluded to, some players don’t respond well to that.

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