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"You know why I'm here."
Could've been such a sweet story: Pau spending off day in LA at the hospital, visiting Kobe. Instead, Pau's only visiting sick children. ;)
Will have an update later on Kobe's rotator cuff surgery today. Pre-surgery general estimate was six months of rehab.
Should owners be held accountable for verbal taunts? Doc Rivers: "Most don’t, so it’s not a big issue. Some do and you know who they are."
What about verbal abuse from owners? Doc Rivers: "You’ve got to take it. The owner is in the stands, he’s a spectator at the time."
Doc Rivers on the need for players to ignore what fans say: "You’ve just got to take it and keep playing."
Kobe's fatigue was a major problem. What remains in the tank is no doubt high octane gasoline--to perpetuate the metaphor--but how much?
Barnes: "If he’s going to say something to me like that, expect me to say something, but then don’t go run and tell when I do say something.
Not sure national perspective is same as Byron's. Kobe proved he "still has a lot left in the tank?" These 35 games may have proven opposite
What did Robert Sarver say to Matt Barnes? Barnes: "You can ask him what he said. He said enough to make me respond to him."
Byron Scott on Kobe: "I think he proved his point this year that he still has a lot left in the tank."
Matt Barnes: "It’s a grown man saying something to another grown man. I’m not going to tell. But ... he told or someone around him told."
Matt Barnes said he will play tonight against Jazz.
"Biggest thing with Kobe is as long as you guys are saying he's done, then he's going to come back" Byron Scott to L.A. media
Byron: "I get off the freeway, I get home and I turn my phone on and I have a text from him." DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE. BYRON SAID SO.
USC & ESPNLA have signed a 4-year contract extension. USC football and men's basketball will be on ESPNLA 710 AM through the 2018-19 season.
Scott jokingly described how Kobe has consoled him instead of the other way around. In the process described by-the-book driving protocol:
Scott: : "I’m a competitor and I want us to start winning basketball games."
LAL 1 loss off franchise record for consecutive losses (10). If they get there, BScott said he's "going to feel pretty messed up about it."
Matt Barnes on Suns owner Robert Sarver: "We don’t like each other. He didn’t like me when I was there, I didn’t like him when I was there."
Lakers not planning an update on Kobe Bryant until later today. His surgery was scheduled for 11 this morning
"Standing Ovation" the type of reception Byron Scott hopes Lakers fans give Pau Gasol
Byron on Kobe, who is undergoing shoulder surgery right now: "It's pretty painful from what I've heard and the rehab is long."
For Pau’s return, fans will be given a commemorative t-shirt. Lakers will also show a pregame tribute video.
What sort of reception should Gasol get tomorrow at Staples Center? Byron: "A standing ovation."
Byron said he would feel "pretty messed up" if Lakers set team record for consecutive losses Thursday.
Byron Scott was asked what kind of reception Pau should be given at Staples tomorrow. “Standing ovation.”
NBA spokesman confirms that "the fine was for Matt Barnes directing inappropriate language at a fan and that fan was not Robert Sarver."
Barnes: “When you pay the money to get that close to us who doesn't want to say that I talked to Matt or I talked to Chris during the game."
Barnes on continually getting fined: "I’m going to get a summer job at my kid’s school working as a yard dude."
Barnes on Sarver: "You can ask him what he said. He said enough to make me respond. We don’t like each other."
Barnes said he was talking to 13-year old boy and his dad and a couple of hecklers but it didn't get heated until Sarver got involved.
Barnes: "If you’re going to say something like that to me, expect me to respond but don’t go run and tell when I do go say something."
Barnes on Sarver: "We don’t like each other. He didn’t like me when I was there and I didn’t like him when I was there so it is what it is."
Matt Barnes continues to say his $25,000 fine came as result of an interaction with Robert Sarver but did say he was talking to other fans.
Matt Barnes said he understands fans heckling players but not owners.
Matt Barnes said Robert Sarver hasn't liked him since he played for Sarver.
Matt Barnes said NBA players should be held to a higher standard and owners to a higher standard than that.
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AAK! Super Bowl edition: Send us your SB Q's. On the game, SB's generally, commercials, parties, metaphorical Super Bowls, etc. BK
DeAndre Jordan: "In the famous words from the wise man, Marshawn Lynch, ‘I’m just about that action, boss.'"
Jeremy Lin on John Wall & Bradley Beal: “One guy loves to drive & the other loves to shoot. Wall commands so much attention when he drives.”
J.Lin on challenge of Wall/Beal backcourt: “Transition, I think that’s what hurt us the most. They were attacking the rim & spacing out.”
Wayne Ellington: “We have gotten off to slow starts the past few games. We need to change that…
Wayne Ellington on rhythm vs Wizards: “I made up my mind, I’m going to come out aggressive. We are a team that needs to be hungry…
Klay Thompson (30 points) missed a runner at the buzzer. Warriors' 19-game home winning streak is over. D-Rose: 30 points, 1 assist.
Jordan Clarkson: “There’s no off nights for me.” When talking about PG opponents on a nightly basis: Tony Parker, John Wall, Derrick Rose
Jordan Clarkson: “I think we were just playing aggressive. Moving the ball.”
They turned up the sound on the rims here at Oracle so all these misses by the Dubs are even more shocking
Scott said he was pleased with the play of both Jordan Clarkson (18 points) and Wayne Ellington (28) tonight.
Byron Scott on John Wall: "When he's (knocking down his jumper) you just can't guard him." Cited his top-in-NBA speed as biggest strength.
Can you imagine how productive you would be if you worked half as hard as Draymond Green does for every rebound?
Warriors and Bulls both so enjoyable to watch in their respective ways. Pau has 16p, 14r, 8a. ... GSW 105, CHI 104 with 1:10 left.
Derrick Rose having an insane game here in Oakland: 28 points, 0 assists, 11 turnovers, 0 steals, 7 rebounds.
The Bulls starting frontcourt has 14 assists tonight. Their starting backcourt has 1. Some of that is Pau and Noah's creativity, but still
Is it me, or does it seem like Steph is playing HORSE out there sometimes?
Worthy said he was "disappointed" in Wes Johnson. 'We need to see more out of him."
Worthy: "They couldnt sustain it....in second half when they had to make adjustments, the ball just stuck."
That didnt end well. Lakers lose ninth in a row, 98-92. It was fun while it lasted
Ellington's career high in points was 28 on 12 of 20 FG's; Clarkson's was 18 on 8 of 18 FG's. Both guards had 3 boards and 3 dimes.
Back in the day, when he was actually healthy, Nene’s spin move in either direction was just killer. AK
BREAKING: Wayne Ellington with a new career-high in points with 28.
Final: Wiz 98, Lakers 92. Wiz took over in the 2nd half after a great start by LAL. Wall: 22/13/9. Ellington + Clarkson = career highs.
Such a good game here in Oakland. Warriors up 99-98 on the Bulls with 4 mins to go. Derrick Rose looks the best I've seen him this year.