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The Lakers heard Mark Cuban’s comments about Kobe Bryant. They weren’t amused.
The Dallas Mavericks owner said in a radio interview Friday that the Lakers should consider using their one-time amnesty provision on Bryant this summer.
Bryant has one more season and $30.5 million left on his contract. He is one of four players the Lakers can waive via the money-saving device after this season.
The Lakers lined up alongside Kobe Bryant, or behind him, or something, when asked if they agreed with his optimistic belief they would make the playoffs.
They then backed it up with a gritty 111-107 victory Friday over the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center.
That’s two in a row for the Lakers, reason enough to throw a victory parade in a season to dismember.
Kobe Bryant’s always so conservative with his views. So meek. Timid.
“It’s not a question of if we make the playoffs. We will,” Bryant told Sports Illustrated. “And when we get there, I have no fear of anyone — Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Denver … whoever. I have zero nervousness about that.”
He didn’t mention the Clippers, but that’s another story for another day.
Kupchak said that, for the record, Dwight Howard won’t be traded.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) February 20, 2013
Will Dwight Howard be traded from the LA Lakers less than a
season after arriving out west from Orlando?
The star centre remains one of the most sought after players in the
league, and teams are eager to add a player with his talents to their
roster. LA has surprisingly fallen out
of playoff contention, and is in need of a change in order to have any chance
at turning the season around.
newcomer Steve Nash will be out of action for the upcoming future after he sustained
what is being called a small fracture of his left fibula. It is being
speculated that he will be out of action for at least a week and that he will
miss games against Detroit, Utah
and Golden State.
The Los Angeles Lakers were hoping that point guard Steve Nash would be a
big part of the team moving forward, however, it looks like the star
could be out of action indefinitely. Unfortunately for the team, the
Lakers have announced that Nash will be out indefinitely with a
non-displaced fracture in his left leg.
People laugh when Mike Brown tells them he spends most weekdays in his office at the Lakers’ training facility in El Segundo. They wonder what he does there, day after day while the NBA lockout drags on and on, with the 2011-12 season in jeopardy.
The Los Angeles Lakers
have had to replace two coaching legends in the last 20 years: Phil
Jackson and Pat Riley. The only time it’s worked out well, the team
turned to Mike Dunleavy.
They’re thinking of doing the same again this time. Dunleavy was
contacted by the team this week and is said to be on the team’s current
"short list" to succeed Jackson, according to a source with knowledge of
the situation. That list also includes former Houston Rockets
coach Rick Adelman, who ESPN.com’s Marc Stein and ESPNLosAngeles.com’s
Dave McMenamin reported Thursday also would be a candidate for the
Kobe Bryant’s(notes) face seemed to instantly boil as he was asked about the “decline” of the Los Angeles Lakers. Such talk has taken root ever since the Dallas Mavericks stunningly swept the Lakers in the second round of the playoffs, ending Los Angeles’ two-year championship reign.
He called breakup talk “nonsense” at
his exit interview with the media at the team’s practice facilities on
Wednesday, and believes the Lakers’ current core group will make another
title run next season.