"Pardon the Interruption" co-hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon reviewed Tuesday night's backslapping good time between New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who'd just beaten the Boston Celtics.
"I think it could come back to bite him a little bit because he goes to a lot of Celtics games," Kornheiser said.
Wilbon was more forceful in his stance.
"Tom Brady should extend a finger -- a middle one -- to anyone who says anything, if they look at Tom Brady the wrong way," Wilbon said. "By the way, one of the coolest moments last night in [TD Garden] was when people serenaded, a big old ovation, when Tom Brady's face went up on the screen. And it took [Celtics guard] Nate Robinson to come over and pull him out of the seat and raise his hand like a referee raises a champion's hand.
"These are icons, Tom Brady and Kobe Bryant talking to each other. Anybody in New England's got a problem with that, take a hike."
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