“I probably would have smacked him in the mouth,” the Lakers star Bryant said of Ibaka’s foul, when he appeared to chop Griffin below the belt.
“”I would have dealt with the pain after,” he added, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Bryant’s comments came a day before the Lakers were scheduled to take on the Thunder Tuesday night. The NBA has not yet said whether Ibaka will be suspended for the foul. He was not ejected from the Thunder’s win over the Clippers after the foul on Sunday.
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The Lakers are winners or 13 of their last 18 games heading into Tuesday night’s matchup, and got back to .500 for the first time in more than two months with a win Sunday night over the Atlanta Hawks. SOURCE