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Really nice victory by the refs against the Warriors tonight.
Not sure how this is relevant when we see both teams took the same amount of 3s tonight
ESPNChrisPalmer chris palmer
Kobe on the next step: "MRI, surgery and recovery. That's it."
RT @mcten: Pau Gasol has tears in his eyes as he talks about Kobe: "He doesn't deserve it"
RT @netw3rk “Kobe! Kobe! No, no…you’ll be back!” “Thanks. I’m sorry, you are?” “It’s…Pau, man.” “Ahhh, thanks, Paul.”
I really need to find a hobby that gives me some tiny shred of joy.
kpelton Kevin Pelton
Back from Portland. Whatever happens going forward, glad I saw a vintage performance from No. 24 in person on Wednesday.
Welcome home, Brian Shaw
Can the Lakers sign Stephen Jackson for the last 2 games? Should they?
Howard, of course, has a chance to be a hero now, and he has a chance to show everybody that "playing the right way", (getting the ball to him more)...
4. Should the Lakers consider using the amnesty clause on Kobe?
Factors the Lakers might consider in making a decision this offseason:
• Bryant will be 35 in August.
• He will be in the final year of his contract.
• The Lakers could save an estimated $80 million in luxury tax.
• He might miss all of next season or a large portion of it.
• Achilles injuries are notoriously difficult to overcome.
• L.A. could sign Kobe in the summer of 2014, even after using the amnesty clause in 2013.
Adande: Yes. It's best for everyone involved. It wouldn't be fair to ask the Lakers to take a hit of almost $80 million, including the luxury tax penalties, to get Kobe's services for a couple of months or so. Either way, Kobe gets to pocket his $30 million.
He can take a full year to rehabilitate, then come back and sign a new contract with the Lakers. It was a scenario at least worth considering when Mark Cuban mentioned it before the injury, even if it didn't seem likely. Now it's a no-brainer. It's the most practical move for a franchise that suddenly needs to think about the bottom line, not championship parade possibilities
If Kobe got amnestied, someone would bid on him through amnesty waivers, and the early reports are that he'll be back for some of next year, even if not at 100%. Would he suit up for 25 rehab games in Dallas or Brooklyn? Would the Lakers pay the bill to prevent that? That could get weird.
Kobe or DRose?
Kobe or DRose?
Vitti said Bryant would be immobilized for at least a month after surgery. If Bryant were to recover on the short end of the six-to-nine month timetable the team provided, he might be able to play at the start of the 2013-14 season.
So the serious answer is which team between the Bulls and Lakers have their first game next season.
If the Lakers amnesty Kobe and trade Pau into open cap space, could they sign Dwight and CP3, then bring Kobe back when he's healthy? I suppose the obstacle would be Kobe clearing amnesty waivers.
Adrian Wojnarowski ?@WojYahooNBA 2m
Doug Collins has informed the Philadelphia 76ers that he will not return as coach next season, a league source told Yahoo! Sports
It doesn't seem very likely, but the thing I want to see most of all is for Melo and Durant to have a final day scoring duel where each tries to win the scoring title.
Would Garnett's career perception change if he had a scoring title? Probably not, but I never even considered that he was in contention for it.
You misspelled "when."
I think they should do the scoring title by total points not points per game.
Scoring title in basketball, whether you did it by total points or PPG, is the equivalent of awarding the batting title to the player with the most hits in a season. Both potentially create disincentives if viewed as a goal in themselves.
This is very dumb.
Thoughts going out to Joe C, PJ, jmurph and all our Boston guys. Hope everyone is safe (assume some of you guys live in Boston).
So, if the Lakers beat Houston, Lakers are 7 and Houston is 8. If Houston beats the Lakers and Memphis beats Utah, Houston is 7 and Lakers are 8. If Houston beats the Lakers and Utah beats Memphis, Houston is 7 and Utah is 8.
There's a few potential All-Stars in this year's draft.
I think losing LeBron would be enough for several East teams to beat Miami, not just the mythical healthy Bulls.
I'm always skeptical of someone with Shabazz Muhammad's baggage.
Maybe I've just missed it, but what's his baggage?
What do people think of Marcus Smart? I've never seen him play. I figured he was more of a 10-15 range guy, but now everyone's mocking him in the top 5.
I think the Bucks could easily beat a non-LeBron Heat team.
Muhammad is a year older than he was supposed to be.
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