Kobe Bryant, who famously scored 81 points on the then Sam Mitchell-coached Raptors back in 2006, dropped a season-high 38 on Sam Mitchell-coached Minnesota Tuesday night. Mitchell has had it with Bryant. This was his reaction when asked about him after the Wolves-Lakers game.
Bryant averaged a whopping 36.7 points per game against Toronto while Mitchell was coaching the team. In three games vs. Minnesota this year, Kobe averaged 24.3 ppg – his best mark against any opponent outside of Washington. So you can see where Mitchell’s hate comes from.
Kobe was appreciative of it, though.