No More chest bumping for Parker and Kobe
by Brett Pollakoff
Remember Smush Parker? Besides famously being thrown off of the Miami Heat for fighting with a female valet attendant over a lousy twelve bucks, he was also the starting point guard for the Lakers during two of their worst seasons in recent memory -- 2006 and 2007.
You'd think that since Smush is now out of the NBA, he'd look back on his time playing for one of the league's most storied franchises fondly, right? Not so much. In the following interview, Parker says playing for the Lakers was "overrated," and says any problems he had with the team started and ended with Kobe Bryant.