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Among many reasons I don’t see LaMarcus Aldridge coming to the Lakers? He’s not big on spotlight and media. POR market a good fit. AK
Granted, if the Lakers continue mostly losing, the goal may BECOME bottom-five tanking. But that's a different story. AK
If the goal truly is bottom-five tanking, you don't bring back a guy like Nick Young, who's capable of taking a game over. Too risky. AK
Last night's win, BTW, is why I don't buy "Lakers stealth tanking." Unless it's YOLO tank mode like Philly, hard to bank on losses. AK
The writing just below the captain's window says, "Consider It Destiny." Hopefully not the wrong kind. http://t.co/Di9Cvg0PUj
Never heard of this airline until yesterday. Now I'm on it. Gulp. http://t.co/vKrVEfzG3h
So Dwight ended up being a late scratch. He's getting it checked at doctor this morning.
Word on Dwight Howard's knee injury: He mentioned it at shootaround but thought he'd be able to play. It didn't feel right pregame (cont'd)
Great to see one of my personal NBA favs, Josh Powell, tonight in Houston: http://t.co/eBK6pXGaHM
Kobe can play nice now but he meant what he said about Dwight. For whatever it's worth, a lot of people agree with him.
Flight just took off. Thanks for the ?'s folks, sorry I couldn't get to so many.
Bryant: "You try to be as conscious as possible to the fact that kids are watching and things like that. But it’s hard.”
Kobe said unfiltered trash talk is more visible in digital age. Sort of interesting issue. "Everybody has a camera." ...
Today was a good day.
I can take a few Lakers questions before the team takes off from Houston for Dallas if you got 'em.
Kobe called Dwight "soft" in Oct., but doesn't think Durant truly thinks Howard is, ahem, a "pussy." Called it "a heat of the moment thing."
LAL expect Wayne Ellington to return to the team in advance of Friday’s game in Dallas. Thoughts have been w/him as he tends to his family.
Basically, Swaggy and Hill make fun of each other for 4+ minutes straight while I try to mediate/instigate and move the microphone around.
Given that Kobe has called me a p---y before, this is good to know. ;)
Kobe: “When you get in argument with somebody, you'll say things out of frustration and out of anger that you really don't mean."
Does Kobe feel Dwight is a p---y? "No, I don't feel that way," Kobe said. "I don't think Kevin (Durant) does either."
What's crazy is my iPhone autocorrect now recognizes "Swaggy" as a proper word and even offers it as a suggestion. AK
I wouldn't have expected Nick Young to get a statue in front of Staples Center before Kobe, either. But fair is fair. AK
21-58 from Kobe, Young, and Boozer, and the Lakers win. Wouldn't have guessed that. BK