The San Antonio Spurs captured their fifth NBA title with a dominant victory over the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals, getting Tim Duncan his fifth ring, matching the five belonging to Kobe Bryant, tops in the post-Michael Jordan era.
Ever the competitor, Kobe took notice, and wants no part of watching Duncan win his sixth, passing Kobe, offering up this comment in an interview with ESPN on Monday, via Mark Medina of the LA Daily News.
“If you ask me if I’m okay with Tim doing it, I’m not,” Bryant said. “I’m not okay with that.”
The road back to the Finals looks to be a tough one for Kobe. The Lakers are coming off a dismal season which has them in the lottery, they have only four players under contract, and they don't even have a coach.
Meanwhile, Duncan is going to be in a great situation again next season, assuming he and Gregg Popovich do stick in San Antonio for another year.
Feature photo courtesy of Reuters/Danny Moloshok