Kobe Bryant Clarifies IG Post After Appearing to Call out Kid for Missing Game

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistSeptember 11, 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13:  Kobe Bryant and his daughter attend the game between the  Seattle Storm and Los Angeles Sparks on May 13, 2017 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)
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After some took issue with a caption on his Instagram post featuring his daughter's youth basketball team, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant has clarified his comments and made it clear there was no malice intended. 

On Wednesday, Bryant shared a "winners" photo after his daughter's team finished in fourth place:

With not a smile in sight, it appeared as though the players had picked up on the five-time NBA champion's legendary Mamba Mentality.

What rubbed some people the wrong way, though, is that he noted a player "missed this game for a dance recital so that should tell you where her focus was at this time." When someone called him out on Twitter, Bryant wanted to set the record straight on both the photo and the caption:

He later added "meaning she enjoyed dance more than ball which is fine" to the caption.

Bryant has used social media to celebrate the team's growth over recent years, highlighting an impressive blowout victory over a team to which it previously lost. He also made a motivational post that showed just how far the group has come thanks to hard work.

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