February 17, 2017

TBT: Chris Childs Says He Could’ve Knocked Kobe Bryant Out But Didn’t Want to Hurt Him [VIDEO]

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TBT: Chris Childs Says He Could’ve Knocked Kobe Bryant Out But Didn’t Want to Hurt Him [VIDEO]

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So here is a little throwback Thursday action for you guys. Who remembers when Chris Childs hit Kobe Bryant back in 2000? Well when Kobe was playing against the Knicks Bryant and Childs got into a heated argument that soon turned physical.  Here’s Childs’ version of what happened.

“I mean, if you watch the tape, he elbowed me twice. 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.’

“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.”

 

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