Los Angeles Lakers' star Kobe Bryant says he would have "smacked the hell" out of former Rutgers head basketball coach Mike Rice, had Rice abused him.

Bryant made the claim in an interview with Jim Rome on Showtime.

Bryant didn't hesitate to respond, even after Rome made sure Bryant knew he was asking how he thinks he would have reacted had he been of college age.

Again, Bryant maintains there's "no question" he would have retaliated against the coach.