In conversations with Howard, the big man reportedly called L.A. fans “the most unappreciative group of people ever,” going on to say that people in Los Angeles are “ungrateful.
“I’m very impressed with him. Very impressed. I’m not going to BS you. He’s very detail-oriented. His practices are very methodical in nature. He goes from one thing to the next thing. You know, he’s punching a clock, and it’s very high energy. It’s a high motor type of practice, a physical practice, a competitive practice, and I like it.”
“I really want to win for him in the worst way, because I see how much he works and I see how much he wants it. I hear the criticism he takes, and I believe it to be unwarranted. It makes me want to work even harder than I already am.”
- Kobe Bryant on Mike Brown
A reporter asked about being up 3-1 against the Sixers in the 2001 NBA Finals:
“It’s just one more win. I don’t give a [bleep] how we do it, as long as we get it done. Did I say [bleep]? I’m sorry.”
Yep, you’re welcome New Jersey