There was no joy in Los Angeles on Monday night, after mighty Kobe and the Lakers were eliminated from the playoffs by Oklahoma City, and two creative fans aimed their frustration at the team’s polarizing star. Parodying Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” the duo of Dan Rib and Ken Belcher knocked Kobe Bryant for not being “The Kobe That We Used to Know.”
Points to any songwriter who can squeeze in references to the triangle offense, but the song’s thrust that Bryant is a ball hog – he scored 42 points in Game 5 but dished out zero assists – is hardly news. It never stopped the Lakers from winning multiple NBA titles… but I digress.
I’m just glad Rib wore his Lakers jersey and steered clear of body paint. Watch it below.