Most voluble player? Jordan Hill reflects on chatty Kobe

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Jordan Hill joined the Los Angeles Lakers in March 2012, and in the three seasons that followed, the forward learned what it was like playing with star Lakers guard Kobe Bryant.

“When he’s on the floor, it’s like [exhales], all you hear is Kobe’s mouth," Hill said when he was introduced by the Indiana Pacers, who acquired him through free agency this summer.

"He’s on the floor, all you hear is Kobe’s mouth, like during practice and games, it get loud. It get loud. A lot of people can’t handle that, I guess.”

Rather than speaking positively or negatively, Hill appeared to simply be speaking matter-of-factly about Bryant, whose aggressive -- if not abrasive -- approach has reportedly played a factor in the decisions of several big-name free agents to avoid signing with the Lakers during the past three offseasons.

Recently, Bryant expounded on his mindset, saying in part, "Friends can come and go, but banners hang forever.”