Kobe ‘Shoots’ The Sheriff

Updated: June 25, 2008


Bob Marley lead us

into today’s Black Box

dedicated to Shaq from Kobe

and everybody SING ….

I shot the sheriff But I didn’t shoot no deputy, oh no! oh!

I shot the sheriff But I didn’t shoot no deputy, ooh, ooh, oo-ooh.

Yeah! all around in my home town, They’re tryin to track me down; They say they want to bring me in guilty For the killing of a deputy, For the life of a deputy.

But I say: Oh, now, now. oh!

I shot the sheriff. – the sheriff.

but I swear it was in self-defense.

Oh, no! ooh, ooh, oo-oh yeah!

I say: I shot the sheriff – oh, lord! – and they say it is a capital offense.

Yeah! (ooh, ooh, oo-oh) yeah!

Sheriff O’Neal always hated me, For what, I don’t know: Every time I plant a seed, He said kill it before it grow – He said kill them before they grow.

And so: Read it in the news: I shot the sheriff. oh, lord!

but I swear it was in self-defense.

Where was the deputy? oo-oo-oh I say: I shot the sheriff, But I swear it was in self-defense. oo-oh yeah!

Freedom came my way one day And I started out of town, yeah!

All of a sudden I saw sheriff john brown Aiming to shoot me down, So I shot – I shot – I shot him down and I say: If I am guilty I will pay.

I shot the sheriff, But I say (but I didn’t shoot no deputy, I didn’t shoot no deputy (oh, no-oh), oh no!

I shot the sheriff. I did!

But I didn’t shoot no deputy. oh! oo-oo-ooh Reflexes had got the better of me And what is to be must be: Every day the bucket a-go a well, One day the bottom a-go drop out, One day the bottom a-go drop out.

I say: I – I – I – I shot the sheriff.

Lord, I didn’t shot the deputy. yeah!

I – I shot the sheriff- But I didn’t shoot no deputy, yeah! no, yeah!

END of lyrics

So WHAT’S going on here ????

we’re about to tell you

Is this stuff STRANGE if ultimately without any redeeming quality. Yes the Box has been going for squalid over substance a bit much lately but hey just like the athletes we’re in the ENTERTAINMENT business. And we promise not to ignore the Serious Stuff. But right now its the Kobe & Shaq Show again. Squalor.

We all know how this began. Back in Shaquille O’Neal’s Hay Days. Kobe Bryant is still in his but back in those days of Glory Los Angeles became too small for these TWO Basketball Super-Stars. If you believe some reports they LOATHED each other.

And Kobe or was it Shaq issued the Lakers an ultimatum Him or Me. Shaq lost that Show Down on age and weight if nothing else. And he was OFF to Miami to do some MAGIC there which he did before losing his MAGIC. Back in LA Kobe Bryant was KING.

And the Feud grew and grew

from a Distance up close

when their teams met

Now add Shaq’s penchant for playing COPS and Robbers. Shaw is the Cop or technically usually named a Deputy Sheriff here there or wherever he lands. Carrying his Badge and Gun and playing at Police Work in his Spare Time. So far so good. Maybe.

Until very recently

We now know Shaquille O’Neal was Fan #1 rooting against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers in the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics. How do we know that with crystal clarity. That’s today’s story and Shaq’s down-fall at Kobe’s hands. Sort of.

Now let’s take you to New York City

At an “unnamed night club Sunday night Shaq decided to get up on Stage and RAP about his favorite subject Kobe Bryant his arch-enemy. Included in Shaq’s RAP were some expletive deletes some words that do not go down well with who some call America’s Toughest Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona. To top things off Shaq RAPPED Kobe and we quote, ” You know how I be, last week Kobe couldn’t do without me.”

The entire “show” by Shaquille was too much for The Good Sheriff who had deputized Shaquille O’Neal back last year after Shaq landed with the Phoenix Suns in Sheriff Arpaio’s territory after Shaq lost his MAGIC in Miami. Where he is or was also a Deputy Sheriff. As for his new gig presumably since it is Arizona in his Spare Time Shaq went out hunting Illegal Immigrants. Or rabid armadillos.

It does not matter anymore because Mr. O’Neal has been told to turn in his Badge and his Gun ( if they gave him one ) because the Good Sheriff has decided Shaq did not show the moral fortitude he expects of “his men” with his NYC Rap Routine.

It only got worse for Shaq with the Sheriff in the Age of Internet when his performance got world wide exposure on YouTube which of course we will provide our Readers as a Public Service. Even more for the first time the Box will provide Box Lovers two YouTube links. Shaquille O’Neal’s Get Kobe Rap followed by something far better and dedicated to Shaq from Kobe it’s The Late Bob Marley singing his Classic.

now here’s Shaq ….


And the REAL deal Bob Marley …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAixXMbyOBc Enjoy compliments of Kobe !