View Full Version : Kobe Bryant to LeBron James' critics: 'Back off'

08-01-2011, 01:14 PM
When it comes to the criticism LeBron James endured in the wake of the Miami Heat's NBA Finals failure against the Dallas Mavericks, Kobe Bryant has two words:

"Back off."

Amid reflecting on his own team's postseason demise against Dallas, the Los Angeles Lakers guard had pointed words during an ESPN interview for those who have pointed a critical finger at the Heat forward.

"I think people need to lay off that kid, that's what I think," Bryant said of James. "I've gotten to know him pretty well, playing with the Olympic team, and I think they just need to back off him and just let him play and let him live his life and let him make his decisions and let him mature as a player."


08-29-2011, 11:24 AM
Kobe knows what LeBron is going through.. Great story.