It was back in April 2000 that then New York Knicks guard Chris Child blessed Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant with a 2-piece and a biscuit during a game. The incident quickly became legend, and Child’s recently spoke about “taking off” on Bean.
Child’s was on ESPN’s True Hoop podcast and of course the topic of the infamous chin check came up. Basically, he’s sticking by the Kobe started it theory.
“I mean, if you watch the tape, he elbowed me twice,” said Childs. “He started it. The reason I did…I looked at the ref and said, ‘Are you gonna do something about this?’ [The ref] put his hands out like, ‘Whatever.’ I’m like, ‘Okay, no problem, I got this.’ We run up and down the court and I say, ‘Young fella, if you do that again, I’ma take off on ya. I’ma take off.'”
Hey, fair is fair.
Continued Childs, “So when you watch the tape, when he comes around a pick, he kind of lightweight head butts me to get me off. So once he did that, he’s taller than me and I’m in striking distance. So I took off on him. I didn’t want to knock him out, ’cause I could have. But if I did, I’d still be suspended right now… I didn’t put the shoulder in, I didn’t lean into it. I didn’t want to hurt him.”
And there you have it. The podcast is hilarious, with Childs talking about being cool with Shaq and Kobe lifting weights aftward.
Kobe’s sneakers are still fire, though.
Win some, lose some.
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