Kobe Bryant Says He Has Nothing To Learn From His Olympic Teammates
Team USA baller Kobe Bryant is talkin that talk again.
This time sir arrogance is firmly asserting that he has nothing to learn from his Olympic teammates because he “knows more than they do.”
At 33 years old with 16 NBA seasons under his belt, Kobe Bryant is the elder statesman of the Team USA men’s basketball team. It’s a position that commands great respect, and not just because Bryant has accomplished more during his career than all but a few players in the history of the sport. In basic terms, Bryant has seen and absorbed more from the sport than anyone else. He knows things that others don’t.
Bryant embraces that fact, though he might be going a little overboard with it. In fact, he says there’s nothing he can learn from his Team USA teammates right now. From Jeff Zillgitt for USA Today (via Michael Katz):
Asked what it’s like to be the old guy on the team, Bryant said, “I’m where everybody wants to get to. I just happen to be still playing.”
“Can you learn anything from these young guys?” he was asked.
“You know everything?”
Bryant: “I don’t know if I know it all, but I know more than they do.”
Well, we can think of a few things off the court that Mr. I’m So Great could learn from his other married teammates….