Kobe Bryant Says Fans Believing In The ‘Detail’ Curse Are Idiots

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Kobe Bryant Says Fans Believing In The ‘Detail’ Curse Are Idiots


Kobe Bryant’s new show ‘Detail’ on ESPN+ has been very successful so far. Before the start of the show, ESPN described it with following words:


“In Detail, viewers will experience unparalleled game observations from Bryant as if he were one of the players featured in an ESPN game played the day before. As one of this generation’s leading basketball minds, Bryant will provide a perspective aimed at helping young athletes, players and coaches see the game in a different way.”


They missed out a key part though… that the show is cursed. Most players who were put in the spotlight and featured by the show ran into issues shortly after their episode aired. Once, or twice may be coincidental, but 7 times? I don’t think so.

Via SportingNews:

Episode 2: DeMar DeRozan’s Game 1 vs. Wizards

Resulting curse: The Raptors were swept by LeBron James and the Cavaliers in the second round.


Episode 3: Donovan Mitchell’s Game 1 vs. Rockets

Resulting curse: Mitchell and the Jazz lost to the Rockets in five games in the second round.


Episode 4: Jrue Holiday’s Game 3 vs. Warriors

Resulting curse: The Warriors defeat the Pelicans in five games in the second round. Holiday’s “Detail” episode was from New Orleans’ lone win of the series.


Episode 5: LeBron James’ Eastern Conference finals preview

Resulting curse: LeBron and the Cavaliers lose Games 1 and 2 at Boston.


Episode 6: Jayson Tatum’s Game 2 vs. Cavaliers

Resulting curse: Tatum and the Celtics drop Games 3 and 4 in Cleveland.


Episode 7: Stephen Curry’s Game 3 vs. Rockets

Resulting curse: Curry and the Warriors drop Games 4 and 5 against the Rockets in the Western Conference finals.


Episode 8: Jaylen Brown’s Game 5 vs. Cavaliers

Resulting curse: Brown and the Celtics lose Game 6, forcing a decisive Game 7 at home.



But Kobe himself isn’t having any of this. In an interview with The New York Times, Kobe said fans who believe in the curse are simple-minded, calling those fans ‘idiots’:


“I think simple-minded people tend to give simple-minded answers. The Detail Curse thing about getting into players’ heads too much is about simple-minded people who don’t understand what film study is. When you’re a player you watch film to find advantages, so you look for little areas in which you can take advantage of teams. Some of these fans that say that stuff are just idiots.

From a broader scale, it’s not just about looking at that next matchup. We don’t talk about how to win the game, that would be a three-hour Detail in order to break the game apart. We’re just looking at a small window of a few plays that a player could take advantage to help himself.”


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