Back in the grand NBA season that was 2005-2006, Kobe Bryant nearly won the MVP and almost helped the Lakers upset the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the playoffs.
That Lakers squad wasn’t exactly the greatest of all-time and included such notable members like Brian Cook, Chris Mihm, Kwame Brown, and Smush Parker.
Kobe in an interview with the OC Register decided to rift about that season and told the world how he really felt about Smush Parker:
“I almost won an MVP with Smush Parker and Kwame Brown on my team,” Bryant said before Wednesday’s 93-75 exhibition loss to Portland. “I was shooting 45 times a game. What was I supposed to do? Pass it to Chris Mihm or Kwame Brown.”
Bryant continued, taking aim at his favorite whipping boy, Parker, calling him “the worst. He shouldn’t have been in the NBA but we were too cheap to pay for a point guard. So we let him walk on.”