Ellen Interviews Kobe Bryant: Basketball Trash-Talk With President Obama

Kobe Bryant is not scared to talk a little trash to anyone who willing to step onto the court with him … this includes President Obama.

According to Hollyscoop, Kobe Bryant has been making frequent visits to the White House.

Kobe sat down with Ellen DeGeneres for a chat on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday. The topic of trash talking during a pick up game of basketball between Kobe and President Obama came up.

Kobe told Ellen that it was a unique experience having Obama talk smack to him and in-return being able to trash talk America’s commander-in-chief.

“He talks a lot of trash,” Kobe tells Ellen. “Because you know he’s from Chicago. The Bulls through and through. He always talks Bulls this, the Bulls that…I’m like, my goodness. Can I talk trash to the President? Is that allowed? Is that frowned upon?”

When Ellen asked if Kobe returned the trash talk, in order to protect his pride and dignity, Kobe answered saying, “Of course I did. I couldn’t help it.

President Obama was actually able to hold his own against the Lakers star.

“He’s very, very good,” he says, adding that, sometimes, you’ve got to let the other guy win, especially win that other guy is the leader of the free world.

“The thing that’s interesting is that if he makes a nice move…you kind of catch yourself,” Koby says. “I’m going to steal the ball from him…Then all the sudden I start peaking around looking for the CIA. You know I should just let him go.”

I would have probably done the same thing if I was in Kobe’s position … there’s no point in having the secret service swarm you for accidentally assaulting the President.