Channing Frye got jokes.
After the final buzzer sounded at the end of last night’s game between the Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers, players and coaches alike lined up to give Kobe Bryant a hug and say a few final words.
Nothing unusual there – we’ve seen this kind of ritual all season long, after all.
However, something was a little different when it was Frye’s turn to congratulate Bryant.
As the stretch four gave Bryant a hug, TNT’s cameras (and microphones) caught Frye’s comments to the Black Mamba.
“I’m getting tired of your ass, motherf****r!” Frye said to Bryant.
Kobe’s reaction was priceless. He flashed a huge grin and clearly loved the comment from the 32-year-old.
Bryant’s been in the league for 20 years, and for players like Frye (who had his path to the NBA Finals blocked by prime Kobe while with the Phoenix Suns) all those years must seem like an eternity.
Still, even his fiercest rivals – including Channing Frye – are clearly sad to see him go.