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Robert Horry looks back at Kobe Bryant confrontation

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09:52 AM ET 08.18 | Before Kobe Bryant spoke Thursday night at "Kobe Up Close Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel," Robert Horry took the stage. "[Bryant] has all kinds of accolades, all kinds of praise going, but he's still working hard every day," Horry said. "It makes you want to work hard. That's what guys realize when they come to the Lakers organization." Bryant and Horry won three rings together with the Lakers (2000-02) but the former teammates didn't always see eye to eye. Bryant's intensity in practice and even in games could be a little much for a seasoned veteran like Horry. The seven-time champion recalled a game early in their partnership when Bryant kept demanding the ball, but Horry stuck instead to the triangle offense. During a timeout, Bryant said, "I'm hot," and pressed Horry on why he was ignoring his requests. "How many championships you got?" Horry replied. "I've got two. I've got this." Horry joined the Lakers after winning two titles with Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets. He went on to win two more with the San Antonio Spurs after leaving the Lakers. The minor confrontation between Bryant and Horry strengthened their relationship. "It was a bonding moment for us," Horry said. "Slow down, young fella, slow down."

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August 18, 2013  09:54 AM ET

Got Rings, Bro?

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August 18, 2013  10:27 AM ET

jgb, if you are a Laker fan, this is a great article!!!! :-)

August 18, 2013  10:48 AM ET

That's the problem the Lakers are having right now. They don't have a veteran or a great coach to put Kobe in his place. Nobody is there to tell him that there are other players on the court to help him even when he is so hot... And it's very sad the other day when the fanatics were actually siding w/ Jimboy and Dumbtonie just because I said that management sucked. Just because management blamed Dwight for the failures last season, the fanatics became hypocritical and agreed w/ both Jimboy and Dumbtonie. Jimboy actually put his father under the bus and these fanatics still agreed w/ Jimboy....smh and lol

August 18, 2013  10:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

jgb, if you are a Laker fan, this is a great article!!!! :-)

Mem'ries,
Light the corners of my mind
Misty water-colored memories
Of the way we were

August 18, 2013  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Got Rings, Bro?

Yes thanks.........17 of them !!!!!!!!!!

August 18, 2013  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Mem'ries,Light the corners of my mindMisty water-colored memoriesOf the way we were

Sing it Barbara............

August 18, 2013  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Yes thanks.........17 of them !!!!!!!!!!

What position did you play?

August 18, 2013  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Mem'ries,Light the corners of my mindMisty water-colored memoriesOf the way we were

As an old man, memories is all I have left!!!! :-)

August 18, 2013  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

What position did you play?

Laker cheerleader!!!!!

August 18, 2013  11:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Laker cheerleader!!!!!

Ouch!
Mick will not be happy with you!!

August 18, 2013  11:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Ouch!Mick will not be happy with you!!

Mick knows I'm joking!!

August 18, 2013  12:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

That's the problem the Lakers are having right now. They don't have a veteran or a great coach to put Kobe in his place. Nobody is there to tell him that there are other players on the court to help him even when he is so hot... And it's very sad the other day when the fanatics were actually siding w/ Jimboy and Dumbtonie just because I said that management sucked. Just because management blamed Dwight for the failures last season, the fanatics became hypocritical and agreed w/ both Jimboy and Dumbtonie. Jimboy actually put his father under the bus and these fanatics still agreed w/ Jimboy....smh and lol

You should become the fan of a team that you would be proud enough to talk about once in a while.

August 18, 2013  12:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Yes thanks.........17 of them !!!!!!!!!!

How many will you have when the Celtics move to Seattle?

Let's ask LTCF...

August 18, 2013  12:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

How many will you have when the Celtics move to Seattle? Let's ask LTCF...

Still 17, as if the Celtics were to move to Seattle, they would be called the "Supersonics", as Seattle still owns that name.

August 18, 2013  12:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

How many will you have when the Celtics move to Seattle? Let's ask LTCF...

LOL.

August 18, 2013  12:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

How many will you have when the Celtics move to Seattle? Let's ask LTCF...

One!!!!

August 18, 2013  12:45 PM ET
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One!!!!

I thought it was a "Browns" situation where the name would be held for an expansion team only.

Apparently not.

August 18, 2013  01:00 PM ET
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I thought it was a "Browns" situation where the name would be held for an expansion team only. Apparently not.

No, the Seattle owns that name. That was part of the deal when Clay Bennett moved the team to OKC

 
August 18, 2013  01:08 PM ET
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No, the Seattle owns that name. That was part of the deal when Clay Bennett moved the team to OKC

Correction!!! I'm not too sure of that!! Maybe Clay Bennett owns the Sonic name rights!!!

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