Purposeful or Absent-minded? Kobe Bryant wipes snot on ESPN reporter Jun 9, 2010• By Abraham• (via Bill Simmons) Share on Facebook Ready for Another One?Give us a few more minutes and we'll make you laugh, cry, gasp, or ache... Guaranteed! I just really felt like I needed this today, and I imagine you do too. How dinosaurs evolved into birds Get the best of 22 Words in your inbox Like 22 Words on Facebook comments Chris Hubbs says: Ew. Tyler Recker says: either way, the fact that he keeps stroking that man’s hair is awkward… Lindy says: Kobe Bryant, you’re my hero… Jordan says: Gross. Melissa Parnell says: kobe and the lakers are so over-rated.::sipping my hateraid:: i hate nba. Josh S says: Purposeful, absent-minded… or just plain creepy? Kenneth says: This is all that needs to be said about Kobe Bryant… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNBsg43cdTc Chris says: In slow motion it looks purposeful, but at normal speed, it was probably just absentminded. Jared L says: Kobe hasn’t been masking his disdain for the press of late. My guess it was intentional. ED... (who blogs at Sincere Ignorance and Conscientious Stupidity) says: He’s usually a dapper dan man. Andrew O'Kelley says: I don’t think there was actually the presence of snot. It looks as if he was just resituating (or some form of scratching) his nose, and then in a completely separate action (but with the same hand), rubbing the hair of a familiar faced reporter. It’s not snot. (Say that last line out loud quickly to yourself!) Tim says: On purpose. Kobe’s grin tells all.