Deadspin On the “Dan LeBatard Podcast” sweaty Dan was joined by Washington Wizards shooting guard Jordan Crawford, and when LeBatard was asked about playing future Hall of Famer, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, Crawford said this:
“When I first played with Kobe—they call him the Black Mamba—but then he was doing like a little snake sound when he wanted the ball. It was crazy. It was crazy. It’s like tsssss, tsssss. Like fishing. Tsssss, tssss. He do that. Everybody tells you he’s gonna do it before you play him—like, ‘Wait till you hear him do this.’ And then he [does] it, and it’s like, what? He’s really a mamba. It sounds like some kind of snake.”
Kobe Bryant is morphing into a living, breathing “Black Mamba” in front of our eyes, he is transforming into his nickname. When he wants the ball, he hisses like a snake, because that’s not weird. Somebody call “The Turtleman” we have a black mamba on the loose at The Staples Center.