Kobe Bryant Reveals the Gross Reason Why He Chews On His Jersey During Games

Kobe Bryant Reveals the Gross Reason Why He Chews On His Jersey During GamesMark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports

You've seen it, we've seen it, but why does Kobe Bryant chew on the collar of his jersey during games? Recently, Los Angeles Times columnist T.J. Simers ran a feature on Bryant where he talked about such things as his relationship with Dwight Howard ("I've been through much worse") and his crazy, off-the-top quotes throughout this season ("I find myself talking sometimes and I can't believe what I just said"). But, Simers also managed to question KB about his chewing habit. Here's what he had to say:

He will be remembered, of course, for being one of the game's greats, willing to eat your young, or his own jersey to win.

"It's disgusting, but my father taught me when your mouth gets dry, just suck the sweat out of your own jersey," he says. "There's no bravado to any of it; it's just a disgusting little trick."

Uh, maybe Simers should've never asked. Anyway, to check out the rest of the lengthy interview, hit the link here.     

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