“I know for a fact Kobe can’t beat me in a shootout, so that’s one down,” said Rip. “I just gotta figure out a way to beat the other guys.”
The usually soft-spoken Hamilton has been conditioning his mouth in the week’s leading up to the shoot-out. Over the weekend, he jawed with Rasheed Wallace before going rack-to-rack around the three-point line.
“I will not lose a shooting contest to a big man!” said Hamilton.