Kobe Bryant to teammate Jordan Clarkson: 'Stop playing like a light skinned dude' entertainment 1x1.trans

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers talks on the bench with Jordan Clarkson #6 during the game with the Detroit Pistons at Staples Center on March 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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Just ahead of the game against the Phoenix Suns, Kobe Bryant reportedly told LA Lakers teammate Jordan Clarkson to “stop playing like a light-skinned dude.”

The controversial comment seemed to motivate Clarkson, though, and he went on to perform a slam dunk during the game. The Lakers won in a shocking game that ended with a 20-point lead.

Afterward, Clarkson admitted what Bryant had told him to reporters. “All I remember was Kobe telling me that I’ve been going to the hole like a light-skinned dude. So I’ve got to start doing it like a dark-skinned [dude]. So when I seen the lane opened up, that’s all I remember.”

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