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Kobe on Ibaka: "I probably would have smacked him in the mouth"

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Kobe Bryant doesn't mince words as to how he'd respond if he were in Blake Griffin's situation.

"You make that foul a flagrant-1 and you're entering a world of pain!"
"You make that foul a flagrant-1 and you're entering a world of pain!"
W. Bennett Berry

By now, you've all seen the Serge Ibaka advertisement for his new patent pending product, "I-Blocka-Yo-B@lls!" line of men's protective-wear. If by some miracle you haven't, here it is in full animated gif-ing glory.

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When Kobe Bryant was asked how he would have reacted had Ibaka done such a thing to him, this was his response, per Royce Young at CBS Sports:

"I probably would have smacked him in the mouth," Kobe told reporters Monday, via the L.A. Daily News.

That's assuming Bryant was able to stand after taking a shot to a sensitive area.

"I would've dealt with the pain afterwards," Kobe said.

Clearly, Kobe has taken a cue from fellow celeb Neil Diamond:


Said Dwight Howard, who could find himself battling Ibaka on Tuesday night if the league doesn't hand down a suspension: "You gotta wear a cup."

"He goes hard," Howard said. "Balls out. Serge Ibaka."

Balls out, indeed. Or perhaps, keep them in the barn door and out of the Serge Protector's way.