Lakers vs. Thunder: Will Kobe Bryant and Serge Ibaka Throw Down?
The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers are crosstown rivals, but apparently Kobe Bryant is still protective of the “little brother” team in LA. On Sunday, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka delivered a low blow to Blake Griffin (yes, that kind of low blow) and Bryant didn’t like it, saying he “would have smacked [Ibaka] in the mouth.” As if this wasn’t awesome already, the best part is the Thunder and Lakers square off Tuesday night, so Bryant and Ibaka will meet face to face after the incident and the strong words.
It’s likely that nothing will happen. Bryant has been in countless feuds over the course of his 17-year NBA career but very few of them (you can count them on one hand) have resulted in any sort of physical confrontation. Ibaka, on the other hand, is only 23 and in his fourth NBA season and we’ve already seen that he doesn’t hold back when he gets upset. Plus, he’s got four inches, 30 pounds and 11 years on Bryant. So Kobe may be the big talker and the more well-known star, but if these two guys throw down, my money is on the big man from the Republic of the Congo.
Not only that, but my money is on the Thunder in this specific game as well as the outside chance these two teams meet in the playoffs. Bryant may have ramped up his play after his guarantee that the Lakers will qualify for the postseason, but his Laker teammates are not following suit. As slothful as they’ve looked this year, it wouldn’t be surprising if Kobe’s teammates just stood back and watched if he and Ibaka got into it. Of course, the Lakers have Ron Artest (Metta World Peace), so he would undoubtedly do something moronic and tabloid-worthy, so you can’t make that bet.
But who would you bet on if Kobe and Ibaka squared off? Would you take the young, big bruiser from the Congo or the elder Bryant? Comment below and let us know!
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