NBA / Dec 15, 2010 / 3:15 pm

Kobe trash-talking Barack Obama: “I’ll pick up after the fifth ring”

Kobe Bryant (photo. Chris Sembrot)

You know Kobe Bryant has a lot of NBA championships when his team’s traditional meet-the-President function gets moved from the White House to another location just to mix things up.

While the Lakers were honored by President Barack Obama at a Boys & Girls Club in Washington D.C. the other day, Kobe and the Commander-in-Chief exchanged a little trash talk that ended when Kobe brought up his ring count.

Referring to his favorite team, the Chicago Bulls, upsetting the Lakers recently, President Obama told Kobe, “Derrick Rose may have your number.”

Kobe’s response: “If he calls that number, I’ll be sure to pick up after the fifth ring.”

During the public ceremony to honor the defending NBA champs, Obama earlier pointed out that in their careers with the Lakers, Kobe, Derek Fisher and Phil Jackson are still one ‘chip behind the Chicago Bulls of the ’90s.

“Not for long,” Kobe blurted out from the stage.

What is the best piece of trash talk you’ve heard on the court?

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  • LakeShow84

    Me and one dude got into mama jokes after each bucket we traded.. and we were guarding each other.. that was the funnest shit ever lol

    I talk so much shit tho i cant remember half of it tho..

    For some reason i get into talkin about family trees hahaha

  • Pugz

    hahaha good stuff. not for long is right.

  • George

    I wonder what’s going to happen next year after they win it again

  • JBaller

    That’s a good one-liner from Kobe. He doesn’t llok like he’d be a very funny guy, but I can appreciate him talking back to the Pres when it comes to wins, losses and rings.

  • thedoc

    If that line from Kobe was off the cuff I gotta give him credit for that. Good line.

  • Lakerfan

    “Not for long” comment was from Derek Fisher, not Kobe.

  • http://www.chess.com smoove chips

    that was a clean-ass comeback. but even cooler is the fact that we getting joe smith !!!

  • James

    Kobe wins. Again. That was a Grade-A one-liner.

  • jzsmoove

    Obama should have retaliated that every single member of the Bulls have a total of ZERO rape lawsuit between them (and tossed/settles on the side).

    Then Kobe would shoot back, “Cant argue with that!”

  • http://hoopistani.blogspot.com hoopistani

    kobe haters, if you really want kobe fans to be offended, maybe you should try pointing out his weaknesses ON the court. the ‘rape charge’ shit doesn’t really interest or insult anyone anymore

  • xd

    That’s how you know a hater has lost. When they bring up off-court issues from 6 years ago, they are just hating because of their own deficiencies…Kobe should’ve told him after the one less chip statement that Chicago only has 10 less chips to go to get mentioned as a foundation of the league….

  • padoods


    that is some real wit you got there! you should do stand up. seriously.

  • leech

    you could say that jsmoove has a rapier wit

  • Jay10do

    Joe Smith ain’t shit

  • Jay10do

    Obama should have said , u will never be better than Jordan u jus ah wanna be

  • Human

    hey jzsmoove,
    Did you ever get the memo???? Apparently not… The woman got what she wanted. ($$$). I believe that makes her a Christmas girl…”Ho, Ho, Ho!!!!”