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Brandon Jennings denies Kobe Bryant beef

October 31, 2011 |  9:40 am

Ignore Brandon Jennings' claims Kobe Bryant shouldn't be able to play in the Drew League because he's not an Angeleno native. Ignore Jennings wearing a shirt titled "Nobody likes a snake" in reference to Bryant's Black Mamba persona. That's because Jennings' words were no more than just manufacturing attention.

"Kobe Bryant is my favorite player," Jennngs told the Hoop Doctors. "It was just a joke. I was just clowning around. If it was up to me, I'd probably sell it for $24.95. At the end of the day, I was just having fun with it. Of course, everybody is going to take it to the next level. But Kobe is the best player in the NBA."

Jennings said those same sentiments to me at the 2010 ESPY Awards long before he took swipes at the Black Mamba. But this of course is nothing new for Jennings of the Milwaukee Bucks. You may recall in 2010 he had a heated Twitter exchange with a Jordan Farmar impostor account after the two trash talked during a regular-season game. Jennings may see it as simply no harm, no foul, but he surely seems aware that Bryant may not take it so kindly.

"I heard he circled our game for next year," Jennings said with a smile. Too bad that schedule is irrelevent since, you know, there is an NBA lockout. Hoping to see Bryant attempt to make Jennings eat his words is one of many reasons why this work stoppage needs to end.


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--Mark Medina

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