Kobe Bryant was harassed by Celtics fans in an NYC restaurant on Friday night. Well done, ladies and gentlemen. Well done. (NY Post)
Kobe Bryant was razzed by a bunch of rowdy NBA fans while dining with his wife and two daughters at Serafina at 61st and Madison on Friday night. As the Lakers star and his family were making their way to their seats, some people chanted, “Celtics! Celtics!” and “Go Boston,” reports a spy, who added, “Kobe was a very good sport about it, smiled at the group and shrugged.”
The best part of this whole story was that these chants happened in a ritzy, classy, wear-a-button-down-shirt-and-probably-a-tie-too establishment that’s probably notorious for being very stuffy. I mean, this isn’t like chants breaking out at Applebee’s or Outback Steakhouse or Friendly’s or something. This was bigger than that. Better than that.
Kobe’s got nowhere to hide. Not in New York City, not in a fancy shmancy restaurant, nowhere. If he’s not in Los Angeles, it’s open season on his ass. He might as well order in next time, because Celtics nation is coming after him. Hard.
I just hope they have more creative chants next time. Maybe a 6-for-24 chant? I mean, if you’re going to break out in chant at a fancy restaurant, “Celtics! Celtics!” just isn’t going to cut it. The effort was outstanding, but the execution not so much.