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Video / Feb 5, 2010 / 11:00 am

Smush Parker puts Kobe on blast

This interview is from last year, but I just came across it yesterday and found it interesting for the comments regarding one Kobe Bryant. Have fun, L.A. fans…

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  • http://heckler@aol.com Heckler

    kobe bryant aint above criticism. thats for sure.
    but who the hell is smush parker to be talking shit?!!?

  • K Dizzle

    Bitter, Smush? Maybe if your game was where it needed to be, then your nba career wouldn’t be where it is….

  • life-p

    Where is Smush these days?

  • life-p

    Dime, could you guys do a “Where are they now” post on Smush?

  • http://www.WhyCandaceWhySheldon.thatbastard.com Chicagorilla

    what did he say? I cant watch it at work.

  • LakeShow84

    Yeah i cant view it either..

    Lol what did good ol Smush say?? i know he was a bit bitter when he left :)

  • bsteezy3

    Smush just isn’t a “Kobe-buttkisser”. The media made that whole “Kobe loves his teammates” image-rehab last year. I mean, Kobe was saying Pau was soft and that they shoulda kept Marc Gasol, but now that they won a championship, it’s like they’re close. Whatever man, Kobe is a smart individual, and a loner. I’m sure he snapped at Smush (and others) when they were fucking up and they dont’ appreciate that shit.

  • isotope

    sounds like a sour ex-girlfriend in high school.

    “He wasnt that hot. Big head. Bad breath. Dating him was overrated. If he hadnt dumped me like a bad habit I would have gotten bored anyway…Now messing with his over-sized old rival? That was the greatest experience ever”

  • ENEW

    Bottom line, Smush is sitting on a bench at West 4th just happy that someone would actually interview him. He is trashing Kobe without backing up his feeling or opinions with any reasons. He blew a big opportunity. I’d be shocked if he gets another look in the league. Kobe may be too demanding, he may be the biggest dick in the league, I don’t know, but the league is about winning.

  • http://thesphericalstudies.blogspot.com sphericalstudies

    did he just call smush a legend in his own right? what the hell does that even mean?

  • hadoken

    I have a couple comments:
    -smush a legend?!?!? gtfoh…
    -who is this boobie smooth and how the hell did he get on msg???
    -why do you hate kobe, smush? was he not nice to you? did he yell at you when you turned the ball over?
    -as The Rock used to say, “Know your role and Shut Your Mouth you Rudy Poo Candy Ass!”

  • thenatural

    “I seen hoop dreams deflate like a true fiend’s weight”

  • control

    This guy really shouldn’t have been on an NBA court to begin with. I watched dozens of games with him, and he was by far one of the worst players I’ve ever seen. He MIGHT have had some legit athleticism, but his IQ is probably one of the lowest ever, if there was a choice to make on the court, he’d make the wrong one 99% of the time.

    I really can’t think of a player who was lesser deserving of being in the league than Smush, he’s one of the few guys who have made it to the NBA where I would say I could very clearly beat in a 1on1.

  • karizmatic

    Well this kind of figures, I always thought Smush was a Phil Jackson kind of player, I always kind of liked how he fit in with the Lakers. Ahh well, I mean the Lakers are Kobe’s team if you can’t get along with the alpha dog it’s likely you’re not going to be around too long. Even Shaq learned that lesson.

  • life-p

    He said all of the Lakers problems start and end with Kobe.

  • FallODaLdr

    Old news Austin, once again, another waste of time. Why don’t you put up video of LeBron walking off the court w/o shaking hands with the Magic, or Lebron cussing his mom out during a game. Now that’s entertaining.

  • LakeShow84

    @ Hadoken

    Smush is supposed to be one top NY ballers but i never knew they branded him a legend.. DAMN..

    @ Control

    you and another guy said it yesterday.. Smush had the WORST basbetball IQ damn near ever.. he had such a bad IQ he couldnt have a feel for the game..

    IN the 2 years Smush was with us he made a total of 3 plays off the top of my head that truly contributed to us winning ANY games.. The Nash steal in the playoffs, the game tying 3 in Denver in our regular season opener and the game tying layup in Sac..

    150+ plus games and he had 3 plays..

    @ Life-P

    Shows how much he knows.. we ice skatin downhill out here baby..

  • T.

    Smush a legend? No way. I know Boobie is referring to Smush’s exploits at West 4th but even in the playground circles, Smush is far from being a legend. Disrespectful to the true legends like GOAT, Black Jesus, The Destroyer, Pee Wee, etc… I could go on and on. Decent athlete but like control said, awful basketball IQ. As far as his comments concerning Kobe, I don’t even acknowledge them. Consider the source, you know? Kobe is a champion. Yes he is ultra competitive and he certainly can be a pain in the ass, sounds a lot like his royal Airness to me. Remember the year when Jordan got ripped from behind by Nick Anderson? On the first day of practice the following year, Jordan punched Steve Kerr for not being as focused as he was. Never heard Kerr complain about it. The reason, he was a champion as well and knew what it takes to win the chip. Smush has no clue. There is probably a thousand players in NYC right now, who no one knows, who would bust his ass. Legend, please…

  • e

    control says:

    This guy really shouldn’t have been on an NBA court to begin with. I watched dozens of games with him, and he was by far one of the worst players I’ve ever seen. He MIGHT have had some legit athleticism, but his IQ is probably one of the lowest ever, if there was a choice to make on the court, he’d make the wrong one 99% of the time.

    I really can’t think of a player who was lesser deserving of being in the league than Smush, he’s one of the few guys who have made it to the NBA where I would say I could very clearly beat in a 1on1.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Ok buddy whats your real name hater and what overseas or pro team or even college team do you play for because if you are that good why arent you making or soon to be making good money with your talent

    i dont care what anyone says smush is the truth and if he played with the passion he should he would have made an impact in the league seen him play dozens of times against pros and street legends and do his thing to the guy who said who is boobie smooth and why is he on msg that was an episode of summerball a series on nyc streetball and if you anything about nyc streetball you know who boobie is. To all the haters who says smush is trash i know half of you cant even make simple layups most of yall who make reckless comment cant even play ball

  • T.

    “i dont care what anyone says smush is the truth and if he played with the passion he should he would have made an impact in the league? E, no disrespect, but how can Smush be the truth when you said he did not play with passion? I agree with you about Smush being able to play, he can definitely hoop, I watched him ball at the EBC on NBATV and MSG. And as a former college point guard, I can play, but I would never claim that I could outplay Smush Parker. He was in the league! That said, for Boobie to call him a legend, I struggle with that one. I wish someone would devise a tournament for Dime bloggers and let’s truly find out who can play and who can’t.

  • ever

    @e

    you must be joking (or high on something)?!?! my 3 year old nephew who just started to learn how to play, could probably tell that smush is trash. smush in no way deserves to be in league. just garbage. open your eyes.

  • LakeShow84

    @ E

    Ill give him buckets all day..

    FUCK Smush Parker..

  • rlf

    LOL…you are WAIT LATE for this. This was a BIG deal last year, articles about it left and right.

    You had to do a column and needed a lot of comments and you picked someone talking about Kobe, so you would get them, good move. Congrats

  • control

    e

    Yeah, I’m going to post my real name and shit on a basketball forum (sure there are a lot of people who love my posts on here, don’t need a fan club haha).

    I’ve played with plenty of pros, has beens and never weres. I have gotten offers to play in Europe (last one was same week I found out wife was preg, and it wasn’t like it was a huge offer and I have a great job, so I declined).

    I’m 6’8 and 230lbs, what is Smush? like 6’4 180? I am sure I can shoot better than him, am almost as quick, am much stronger and can handle as good as him. The only way he probably beats me is straight vertical because my knee is slightly fucked (but rehabbing well). Like I said, I am sure I could beat him 1on1.

    Calling Smush “the truth” is just insane. Yeah, all respect to him for making the NBA and cashing a few NBA cheques, but that don’t mean he was any good while he was there…

  • rlf

    LOL…you are WAIT LATE for this. This was a BIG deal last year, articles about it left and right.

    You had to do a column and needed a lot of comments and you picked someone talking about Kobe, so you would get them, good move. Congrats

  • thelonious_dunk

    http://www.nba.com/playerfile/smush_parker/

    “Given player cannot be found”

    Exactly.

  • Kermit The Washington

    The more I see articles and interviews like this, the more I realize that Kobe really IS the second coming of Michael Jordan.

  • Roman

    Dime really- this is an old ass vid. Smush is a bum, and hatin on KB and the Lakers. Where is he now, in China with Maurbury!

  • dagwaller

    Thought that this was great from Pau:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/3513/news

    Pau Gasol’s annoyance with how few chances he gets on offense is beginning to show. Kobe Bryant took 28 of the Lakers’ 73 shots to become the Lakers’ all-time scoring leader in Monday’s loss in Memphis, after which, Gasol said: “Now we can get back to winning games.” About the Lakers not feeding their big men enough, Gasol said: “It happens often.”

    I don’t like Kobe, on or off court (never met him, just saying he seems like a jerk to me), but he’s a great player. I can see how having a few great players on one team would be tough. But still, does Kobe hear things like this? I bet he does, and just dedicates his next bad shot to the teammate criticizing him.

  • kevin

    Smush you Bum, you didnt even last a season in Miami. Your fucking ass is so dumb you got arrested for not wanting to pay like a $10 parking fee. You cheap bitch. The only reason people even know you exist is because of Kobe. Sure include Shaq’s fat ass in the interview to piss even more people off. Shaq is a bitch just like you, toying around all year and not staying in shape then taking credit for Kobes hard work. Sure you’ll like him more, cause all you probably did all year is goof around and not even practice and went out and partied. Guess what you lasted a season there and if you ask me Dwade probably doesnt even remember you. Punk Ass

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    @kevin — I’m assuming you’re a Lakers fan. Why are you trashing the guy who led your team to three championships? Shaq “taking credit for Kobe’s hard work”? So those 28 points and 14 boards every night had nothing to do with Shaq’s own work?

  • Drink the Haterade

    When the Lakers won three straight the one stat that stood out in all thier victories is if Shaq had a total combined effort of blocks and rebounds the Lakers won.

    I do not like Shaq, but the reality is that niether of them would have won w/o the other.

  • Drink the Haterade

    **20 combined blcks and rebounds

  • Promoman

    Smush is one of those guys with the talent but lacks basketball IQ. That’s why he got 10 day contracts before the Lakers got him and why he got traded and ultimately shunned by the NBA after the Lakers dumped him. Kobe has his faults but Smush isn’t an upgrade either.

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    Kobe rules with an iron fist and this dude is just mad lol. You either come under subjection or bounce. LOL

  • the cynic

    I still have nightmares of watching Smush and Kwame starting for the lakers. It was like watching the clippers, except with Kobe

  • http://dime eyes

    Smush was a top recruit coming out of high school. He ended up at Fordham. When he had every big school in the country after him. He was blacklisted/blackballed by Bob Hill former NBA/Fordham coach. He got drafted because he was killing D.Wagner in workouts. Smush is a very skilled player again better than a lot of players in today’s game. He could hang with the best of them. He played out of position on a poor Laker team. Don’t act like it was all bad. I watched games where he had 19pts in the 1st qtr & end with 20. Don’t judge him based sorely on the negative.

    Boobie Smooth is an announcer from Rucker Park & one of the best tv personalties you’d ever meet or view. He gives the game some fresh air,comedy, & lots of energy. He works for a MSG show called Summerball.

    Hadoken who are you? Please don’t answer

    He hates Kobe because of who he is as a person. Aside from how he’s portrayed. None of you know what it’s like to play with him. You have this fantasy in your head.

    Smush told it like it is & once again has been blacklisted. Nothing he isn’t used to. What Kobe is & does is for him to be above team. That would be difficult for most to get along with. Yes he’s won but he could have been a much better teamate along the way.

    Smush is a legend in NYC. Street legend that is. We have many more legit ones. Eventhough the masses don’t know them. They’re still respected by peers & most who really follow basketball. I could only speak for NYC & other players I’ve witnessed with my own eyes.

    Where are they Now. He plays for the C.B.A. fresh of a overseas championship were he was the star of the team. He’ll go down as one of the best overseas players & stat wise he’ll be recognized don’t worry. YOu know David can’t really beat Goliath

    http://www.interbasket.net/news/2010/01/12/former-laker-smush-parker-thriving-in-guangdong-china/

  • e

    @T im all for a dime bloggers tournament i would love to see alot of the trash talkers end up having games like the chunky dude from along came polly

  • T.

    @E “like the chunky dude from along came polly”
    Now that is funny!

  • LakeShow84

    Let it RAIN!!!

    lol

    @ Dagwaller

    Call me crazy but Pau can say anything he wants but talk is cheap.. dude dont show up nowadays.. confidence, agitation, WHATEVER.. your a fucking post player man.. if you aint getting touches gett offensive boards.. im tired of hearing he wants touches but you’ll see Kobe MAKE him take a shot.. Shit i bet he dont even know what ASSERTING yourself means..

    I mean seriously when have u ever seen that kind of shit?? he has to be barked at to STOP passing and shoot more.. Phil’s even called him too passive out there..

    I still aint seen him get his ass in the post waving wildly screaming for the rock.. STILL AINT SEEN IT.. hes a finesse player with a finesse mentality..

    So i think its more of media asking the right questions and portraying it in the “Kobe still hoggin the rock” light.. More notably for the followers like urself Dagwaller.. everyone looking chinks in the armor..

    ive watched Pau get beasted by Varejao and a whole bunch of other NOBODYS.. Maybe if his ass played more aggressive he would get the rock more.. aint nobody trying to watch spaghetti man shoot 15-20 flip shots a night..

  • LakeShow84

    @ E & DIME

    I’d be down.. fly me out there lol

    I’d get someones ass on here.. maybe not the inshape 6’2+ hoopers but some of the chubby flabby shit talkers on here lol

  • LakeShow84

    Fuck if we got someone solid i’d say trade Gasol and let Bynum take over that 2nd fiddle role..

    Im tired of watching missed rebounds and soft interior play.. I’ve watched Pau literally STAND there and WATCH someone hustle for a rebound.. whats wrong with that statement?? You shouldnt be watching you should be hustling too..

    And the scouting report is starting to show.. once Bynum hits the bench we got people just throwing themselves into the paint and Pau and that shit is working..

    And that aint got shit to do touches..

  • http://dime eyes

    Lakeshow take it easy no Gasol no chip last yr. No Gasol u guys record wouldn’t be where it is. Point blank its stupid & a bad sign that KOBE is hurt & your team LOL is so deep. While he’s still jacking to many fgs. Anybody could see its not easy to play wth KOBE. He used to look SHAQ off. Even Bean as great as he is can’t do it by himself. Which has been proven already. The Admiral,Stockton/Malone. MJ/TD. You are really blinded by KOBE & Phil Boi. Also Phil never disliked Mike he hated KOBE at one point. He even had to bribe his wife wth a 4 million dollar ring. Korny Kob. Hell he might have the worse tatoo in the league. His hairline is worse than Brons. We still don’t rock KOBE’s in the hood. Damn Mike you were the man. I’d rock Mj penny loafers before. I were a pair of Brons or zoom v’s. I will be rocking the new mikes bought to you by Ring/Flash. Wade will win another ring before BRON unless they join forces. Which I hope they do. Wherever they go.

  • killin’ it

    I love how Kobe fans get all riled up. Fact is, he was just a second banana on 3 NBA Finals. Shaq taking credit for Kobe’s work? Please. . . how many Finals MVP did Kobe have when he was playing with Shaq? Dude was just a glorified Pippen, without the all-around skills. He might be one of the best players now, but he’s still only led one team to the Finals trophy – but that was only because Jerry West gift-wrapped Pau Gasol for the Lakers.

    Kobe wants to be so much like Jordan, but when his playin’ days are over, more people are going to start making comments like Smush.

  • thepubman

    Hold it down mates give the lad a break for crying out loud! hey, im not a big fan of Smush and Kobe basketball is not my thing infact im really hacked off with this lad (Smush) but i think im going to give him one stick of my Gurkha! if what ive heard is true.