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Kobe Bryant ruminates on the testicular whereabouts of floppers in the NBA

Kobe Bryant was uncharacteristically verbose during his interactions with the media after the Los Angeles Lakers practiced on Tuesday as the team continued its preparations for Game 2 against the seemingly unstoppable (or is it unguardable?) Oklahoma City Thunder. Kobe discussed his aversion to taking charges, saying he “learned from my predecessors” about the pain and long-lasting misery it can impose upon the body of the person taking the charge, but Bryant let it all hang out when the conversation segued into a discussion about the NBA’s flopping epidemic (via ESPN):

“There’s a difference [between taking a charge and flopping]. We all know what flopping is when we see it,” Bryant said. “The stuff that you see is where guys aren’t really getting hit at all and are just flailing around like a fish out of water. That’s kind of like, where are your balls at?”

Oh, snap. Floppers of the NBA, you just got put on notice by the Black Mamba. Better check yourself before you wreck yourself. Further, it’s hard to argue with Bryant’s challenge of his colleagues who are prone to the crappie flop. It’s a game, not an acting exhibition.