Gary Vitti Rumors
Brad Turner: Lakers trainer Gary Vitti tells NBA TV he sees Kobe playing “32-34″ minutes per game, Vitti then said Kobe sees himself playing “34-36″
Mike Bresnahan: Pau Gasol excused from Saturday’s practice to attend Bill Sharman’s memorial service. Kobe, Kurt Rambis + Gary Vitti will also be there.
Kaman is getting half, 200 pounds, while Sacre and DiFrancesco are getting a quarter, 100 pounds, each. It was originally supposed to be a four-way split, but longtime Lakers trainer Gary Vitti backed out. “Gary Vitti ran out of freezer space, so I think he’s out,” Kaman said. “So, I got to pick up the slack. I’m happy to, though.”
Vitti then reverted back to Bryant’s heroics following his Achilles injury. “To be walking off the floor with his own power,” Vitti said, shaking his head. “I’ve seen guys being taken off on wheel chairs for a shoulder injury.” Vitti refused to say any names, but it sounded like he took a shot at Paul Pierce, who famously was wheel-chaired off the court for an apparent knee injury in Game 1 of the 2008 NBA Finals, only for the former Celtic to return minutes later and lead Boston to a win.