T.J. Simers: Curt Schilling is gutless. Here we go.
The L.A. Times columnist lets loose on the Red Sox pitcher today for his 38 Pitches entry from Monday that portrayed Lakers star Kobe Bryant as a dictator on the court.
“If Schilling has got something to write, let's see him come to Los Angeles, stand outside the Lakers' locker room and get cussed out by Vanessa Bryant like every other blogger,” writes Simers. “Talk about bloody socks.”
Bryant, of course, led the way for the Lakers with 36 points last night in an 87-81 win over the Celtics in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
Let’s be clear, we don’t have much of a problem with Schilling reporting what he saw take place on the court at the Garden Sunday night, nor did we plan to get all caught up on it and react with furious vigor, as folks seem to do whenever Lord Schill opens his mouth. For whatever particular reason.
It’s just that when you whine, rail, bemoan, and vilify the media for writing and reporting based on opinion and hearsay, then turn around and do the exact same thing, you seem a little duplicitous. Beware of becoming the man you hate, or something like that.
Had Schilling written that Lamar Odom and Luke Walton were rolling their eyes, at least that would have been something positive, the two guys doing something while they were in Boston.
Instead, he seemed to go out of his way to irritate Bryant, and I can't imagine anyone doing that.
So maybe he'll come out aggressively and really show them, Schilling inspiring Bryant, and I wonder how that plays in Boston, Schilling doing more for the Lakers than the Red Sox or Celtics.
We’ll see. But I tend to think that Paul Pierce’s huge six-point night did more for the Lakers than the Celtics last night. More than Schilling anyway.