From anyone not named Kobe Bryant, this might have been amusing, as the L.A. Lakers uncomfortably wore old-school short-shorts during part of a game versus the resurgent Boston Celtics.
"I don't know what it feels like to wear a thong, but I imagine it feels something like what we had on in the first half," he said with a grin. "I felt violated. I felt naked."
This, Kobe, just might not be your best option for metaphor or humor.