Kobe is already voicing his opinion about the deal that sent teammate Lamar Odom to the Dallas Mavericks. Kobe stated plainly that he didn’t like it at all. He also had this to say:
“You’re talking about the Sixth Man of the Year last year,” Bryant said. “He played lights out. I don’t understand the criticism of reality shows and this, that and the other. I don’t get it. I don’t understand that. He had his best season last season, clearly wasn’t a distraction, and he played his ass off. I don’t get where that comes from.”
Bryant’s anger was evident as he was questioned about the Odom trade to Dallas at one point stating, “now I’m getting pissed off.” He said that is “especially” upset about Odom joining the team that not only beat the Lakers, but beat them by 36 points in game 4 of the western semi-finals. Kobe even refused to call the mavericks by name referring to them as “that team.” The M totally feels Kobe on this.