We can confirm Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin wasn't with Kobe shooting in the gym, either. Because some reporters asked Kobe—whose Lakers will play the Knicks tonight—what he thought of Linsanity, and he had no idea:
"What? No idea," Bryant said last night after the Lakers' 88-87 overtime win over the Celtics. "I know who he is but I don't really know what's going on too much with them."
Pressed further, Bryant said, "I don't even know what he's done. Like, I have no idea what you guys are talking about. I'll take a look at [the tape] tonight though."
It could be that the shortened NBA season is filled with so many games and so much travel that players don't have time to check up on their competition. Or it could be that Kobe Bryant is disrespecting Jeremy Lin.
All Bryant could do was laugh when asked if he would cover Lin if need be—"I appreciate the question, though," he said before walking off to the shower.
Yeah, it's disrespect.
Lin doesn't faze Kobe [New York Post]