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Kobe: "...the new head of the players association ain't going for it either."
Owners win when players feel pressured to take less money, says Kobe. "It’s absolutely brilliant. But I’m not going for it. And I know..."
Kobe: "Was it a big enough discount to help us be a contender? Yeah."
Kobe: "Did I take take a discount? Yeah. Did I take as big of a discount as some fans would want me to? No."
Kobe added, "It's a big coup for the owners to put players in situations where public perception puts pressure on them to take less money."
More Kobe on his contract: "Was it a big enough discount to help us be a contender? Yeah."
This a.m. in Dallas, Kobe again defended his contract, calling it a “coup” for owners if public perception favors stars taking pay cuts.
Kobe on still-scrutinized $48.5M contract: "Did I take a discount? Yeah. Did I take as big a discount as some fans would want me to? No."
Wayne Ellington rejoined Lakers yesterday but Byron Scott unsure if he will play tonight.
Who would’ve thought Lakers would be ahead of the Thunder in the West standings this season? http://t.co/YnjGzBdUc3
That’s a “People who were too stupid not to live on the west coast” problem, not a “me” problem. AK
Don't know why this just hit me now but irony of Jeremy Lin coming to Lakers is he would have been much better in Mike D'Antoni's system.
Who's in favor of Steve Ballmer taking a courtside microphone and going a little hardcore during timeouts at Staples Center?
Looked at my itinerary and realized I have a flight tomorrow at 6:10 ... a.m. What was I thinking? Only upside is it's not on Silver Airways
Muggsy Bogues had a career 4.69-to-1 assist-turnover ratio, best in NBA. Paul's career mark is 4.12. What is it about PGs from Wake Forest?
Chris Paul has a 6.8-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio through Clippers' first 11 games. Not bad.
Meet the 2014-15 Clippers (7-4). Same as the old 2013-14 one (7-4)? They certainly looked like themselves versus Heat.
Doc Rivers may have sealed DeAndre Jordan's max contract when he said, "I don’t know if there’s a better defensive player in this league."
Will The Grindhouse be the place where Clippers’ road success comes to a halt? Memphis (10-2) has best record in the NBA and is 6-0 at home.
Of course, Kobe hasn't been efficient this year w/his FG%. He and No. 5 overall scorer James Harden (tied w/Melo) are both at 38.6%.
NBA scoring leaders: 1) Kobe (27.5); 2) LeBron James (25.9) 3) Anthony Davis (25.5) 4) Steph Curry (24.8); 5) Carmelo Anthony (23.8)
To all my friends that are Raider fans...please be safe
The Lakers are on a two-game winning streak and the Raiders are on a one game winning streak.
Just win baby!
Los Angeles Lakers and Oakland Raiders are undefeated since November 18, 2014.
Three penalties on one play and a timeout so they could celebrate longer after another play. I love the Raiders.
You know how they say, "Don't act like you've never won before?" I'd say that to the Raiders but... um.. they haven't
Raaaaaiiiiiders! Is this the night?!
Hey @laireland are you watching this Raider game? Whyyyyyy not?!
Matt Barnes has a sore left calf but is probable for Memphis game.
Final: Clippers 110, Heat 93. The Clippers finished with 31 assists.
Clippers beat Heat, 110-93. First victory here since 2008.
Someone should start a new tradition of rolling a trashcan onto the baseline during garbage time.
TNT timeouts preventing this game from zipping right along, as Skip Caray used to say.
Blake Griffin's corner three-pointer gives him 24 points on 11-for-17 shooting.
Starters back in for Clippers with 6:36 left in game and lead down to 96-78.
Clippers will start first extended trip of season with W's over Orlando and Miami after starting same trip with L's to both teams last year.
After three quarters: Clippers 88, Heat 66.
Many fans have seen enough, heading for exits at AmericanAirlines Arena before start of fourth quarter. Ray Allen isn't coming to rescue.
Josh McRoberts can surprise you with his dunks.
Steve Ballmer sitting contentedly along the baseline with his arms folded over his belly. Much less animated on the road than at Staples.
That's the seventh alley-oop for the Clippers, who have brought Lob City east with them.
Clippers have not beaten Miami on the road since March 10, 2008, well before a certain someone took his talents here.
Then again, if Clippers make a few more baskets it can be a blowout again, which it is after J.J. Redick three-pointer gives them 75-53 lead
Blake Griffin now has 18 points on nine-for-13 shooting. Quite the reversal from last night.
A few more Heat baskets and this will be a single-digit game. Clippers once led by 24 points.
Clippers had 6 alley-oop baskets in 1st half, 4 by Jordan, 1 by Griffin and 1 by Barnes. CP3 assisted on 2, Crawford on 2 and Griffin on 2.
Halftime: Clippers 58, Heat 40. The Clippers are clicking on all cylinders tonight, sharing the ball, and executing.
Clippers lead Heat, 58-40, at halftime. Chris Paul has 12 points and 7 assists. Miami made 2 of 15 three-pointers.
Rose, Dorothy, Blanche and Sophia now dancing for Miami Heat fans' entertainment during timeout.
I can't look at Jordan Farmar without thinking about Nick Young.
Clippers shot 68% and made 5 of 8 three-pointers on the way to taking a 39-15 lead over Heat after end of first quarter.
After one quarter: Clippers 39, Heat 15. Clippers are shooting 68% from the field. Wow.
So far in the first quarter, the Clippers are outshooting the Heat, 68.2% to 33.3%.
Now this is HARDCORE.
All this, and the Clippers' second unit has yet to exert its will.
Who knew Dwyane Wade made such a difference for the Heat. Clippers lead, 31-11
Clippers are reprising what the Spurs did to the Heat here in the Finals.
Chris Paul driving layup gives Clippers 22-8 lead over the defenseless Heat.
LeBron James is gone, but the P.A. announcer came back to Miami. Not fair.
AmericanAirlines Arena now feels like just another NBA arena. No buzz.
Doc Rivers thinks Ray Allen will play again and said he's making the right decision to wait to find a team that needs him.
Does Doc Rivers think Ray Allen will play again? "I think he’ll play for us, for sure." Rivers was kidding.
Does Doc RIvers think J.J. Redick's career-worst shooting stats will improve? "If not, he’s going to have a long year."
Doc Rivers and Gregg Popovich only active NBA coaches with 650 victories. Nineteen coaches have done it all-time.