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Kobe's the only guy I can think of to get away w/ using the word "psychopath" & truly mean it as a compliment ...
Kobe was asked about the Miami Heat's suffocating defense and gave all the credit to the team president, Pat Riley.
"They're very smart," Bryant said of the Miami D. "You guys know Riley. You know what a psychopath he is with numbers and statistics. He plays percentages really well. He knows the high percentage of Steve (Nash) coming off of pick-and-roll and picking teams apart. He knows the high percentage of leaving me on the backside. So, he says, 'We're going to stay home and take our chances with everybody else.'"
Bryant is also someone who is very smart. He is keenly aware of the message that he puts out to the media and how his words have weight. It's interesting that he thrusts all the defensive credit to Riley and not to Heat coach Erik Spoelstra at all.