Jazz's Rodney Hood reveals Kobe Bryant's trash talk: 'His resume'
It's a brave soul who dares talk trash to Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. Consider Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood just such a soul after a preseason game against Bryant & Co. last week.
In the 90-71 win on Tuesday, Hood had a nice back-and-forth with Bryant on several consecutive possessions. Hood bookended a Bryant 3-pointer with two of his own. And in response, the future Hall of Famer reminded the young guard that he doesn't have the resume to go shot-for-shot:
You can't argue with Bryant's logic. If he takes all of his team's shots, it's just Kobe being Kobe. But if Hood tried to do the same thing, he'd be benched in a heartbeat.
Bryant has unrivaled leeway. And he's not shy about letting his opponents know about it.