If you're one of the all-time greats in Kobe, you've got the right to mock defenses. He's probably faced hundreds of defensive players, rotations, and sets over his career. Getting asked about one freshman defender and how his (Parsons) defense affected his (Kobe's) offensive game is silly.
You could see Chandler talking to him during the game, probably very respectfully - Chandler is a really smart guy, he was buttering Koby up, all the while thinking that a buttered Kobe is delicious to eat !
Playoffs are when the chess matches begin. Unfortunately McHale is playing checkers.
Whatever, he's such a condescending douche. The guy shuts him down and he just scoffs at him. I can't wait till he retires.
What do you expect him to say, 'yeah he shut me down'? He is one of the greatest player to ever play the game (easily the greatest of this generation), he truly believes that whomever is guarding him does not make a difference (with good reason, he has dominated many great defensive players during his HOF career).
He did mention his rise to the challenge defense and had nothing but good things to say about him. How was that condescending?
Missed a lot of the game tonight, i wish i would have seen the matchup...how long did Parsons guard him? If anyone can upload the matchup, it would be great. Parsons seems to have the better qualities of Battier and Ariza in one package.