NBA All-star and current Los Angeles Laker, LeBron James, who had a very close relationship with Kobe Bryant before his untimely and tragic death, had some input, although, not directly attacking King for her comments on the Black Mamba.
James’ comments were more supportive of Leslie, who had to endure dealing with the inappropriate question from King during the interview. In response to King’s inquiry of the alleged sexual assault by Bryant, Leslie responded by saying, “Even if there’s a few times that we’ve been at a club at the same time, Kobe’s not the kind of guy, never been, like, ‘Lis, go get that girl, or tell her, or send her this.’ I have other NBA friends that are like that. Kobe, he was never like that.”
LeBron praised Leslie’s comment by going to his Twitter account and sending a message to the former WNBA player. “Protect @LisaLeslie at all cost! You’re a real Superhero!! Sorry you had to go through that s*%#!!! We are our own worse enemies! #Mamba4Life,” James wrote.