When the opportunity presented itself, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant jumped at the chance to give the finger to the media after Friday night's game against the San Antonio Spurs.
Before you get the wrong idea, the Black Mamba wasn't being disrespectful or anything like that. He was just having some fun with an injury he suffered during the game.
Bryant hurt his finger going after a loose ball late in the fourth quarter. Not wanting to miss the rest of the game, the 37-year-old veteran had Lakers trainer Gary Vitti treat it right there on the sideline.
Mario Solis @MarioNBCLA
Despite the losses @kobebryant hasn't lost his sense of humor. KB24 updates us on the condition of his middle finger https://t.co/VvAag73rB62/20/2016, 6:51:36 AM
Just like that, he was good to go...for the time being.
Bryant had to exit the game with 36 seconds left to deal with the injury, having gone 1-of-2 from the field after receiving in-game treatment. ESPN.com's Mike Trudell reported the finger began to swell after being popped back into place.
The 18-time All-Star had X-rays on it after the game, and according to Joey Ramirez of NBA.com, the results came back negative.
Bryant had 25 points and four rebounds in the 119-113 loss.