Bill Oram

Kobe: "...the new head of the players association ain't going for it either."

Bill Oram

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..."

David Brickley

Happy B-Day to the one and only @OldenPolynice1. Still laughing from your classic Vin Baker story!

Bill Oram

Kobe: "Was it a big enough discount to help us be a contender? Yeah."

Bill Oram

Kobe: "Did I take take a discount? Yeah. Did I take as big of a discount as some fans would want me to? No."

Mike Bresnahan

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."

Mike Bresnahan

More Kobe on his contract: "Was it a big enough discount to help us be a contender? Yeah."

Bill Oram

This a.m. in Dallas, Kobe again defended his contract, calling it a “coup” for owners if public perception favors stars taking pay cuts.

Mike Bresnahan

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."

Bill Oram

Wayne Ellington rejoined Lakers yesterday but Byron Scott unsure if he will play tonight.

Ben Bolch

Manute Bolch not happy about Kevin Martin's wrist injury. #fantasyleague

Gary Lee

Here at @Gary Lee and @DodgersNation, we're excited to announce that @Kamenetzky Brothers will be joining our editorial staff this season!

Ryan Ward

Who would’ve thought Lakers would be ahead of the Thunder in the West standings this season? http://t.co/YnjGzBdUc3

Ben Bolch

Five takeaways from the Clippers' 110-93 victory over Miami fw.to/Myc1CdH

Beton Duran

how much does the team pay you? "@Leotxboy: when you take road trips w your home team & have been there since day one "We" have that right!"

Beton Duran

#We "@Leotxboy: @Baxter Holmes @Beton Duran we will still destroy the lakers tonight!"

Kamenetzky Brothers

That’s a “People who were too stupid not to live on the west coast” problem, not a “me” problem. AK

Beton Duran

WOW! A song about social media. Just wow "@ChrisMottram: THIS IS THE GREATEST INTERNET VIDEO EVER MADE. youtube.com/watch?v=itvvFf…"

Ben Bolch

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.

Ben Bolch

Steve Ballmer: The $24.5 billion mascot. RT @Clippers89 @Ben Bolch @SwisherClippSet he always pumps everyone up when he's on the jumbotron

Ben Bolch

1, 2 and 3: Better roster. MT @Gary Lee What are the keys to the Lakers' third straight win?

Gary Lee

What are the keys to the Lakers' third straight win? Check out our preview against the Mavericks via @corylukito. lakersnation.com/lakers-vs-mave…

Ben Bolch

Who's in favor of Steve Ballmer taking a courtside microphone and going a little hardcore during timeouts at Staples Center?

Gary Lee

Good morning, #LakersNation! Lakers put their undefeated record (since November 18) on the line tonight against the Mavericks. #SwagEffect

Ben Bolch

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

Beton Duran

You will cry. It is awesome. "@bmartrun: Kayla Montgomery is amazing! Her story is truly inspirational! espn.go.com/video/clip?id=…"

Ben Bolch

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?

Ben Bolch

Chris Paul has a 6.8-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio through Clippers' first 11 games. Not bad.

Ben Bolch

Meet the 2014-15 Clippers (7-4). Same as the old 2013-14 one (7-4)? They certainly looked like themselves versus Heat.

Ben Bolch

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."

Ben Bolch

What do you call it when the Spurs travel? Antiques Roadshow. #nbarankingscommentwithdrawal

Ben Bolch

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.

Gary Lee

ICYMI: Kobe Bryant addressed the recent trash-talking directed at Dwight Howard and had an interesting response. lakersnation.com/kobe-addresses…

Gary Lee

ICYMI: Nick Young was warned for his "flop" against the Hawks. I've seen a lot worse from James Harden and LeBron. lakersnation.com/lakers-news-ni…

Mike Trudell

Uh … what? RT @jsho12: @Mike Trudell that's stupid. Harden shoots more threes and free throws. Learn math dude.

Mike Trudell

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%.

Mike Trudell

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)

Beton Duran

Never eh? "@DennisTFP: On batting puck out of air on his goal Kings Tanner Pearson "I never played baseball, I'm Canadian"

Ramona Shelburne

Oh my.... @shondarhimes outdid herself. What an amazing speech Liv gave to Cyrus on @ScandalABC tonight.

Beton Duran

Never "@ShelleyESPN: Over-under on how long it takes this guy to take his makeup off?? http://t.co/k4q8JIFkNq"

Gary Lee

Happy Birthday, @MisterCBooz! http://t.co/TSClFDlSWQ

Beton Duran

Keep Hope Alive "@cjzero: Probably the best Raiders sign ever http://t.co/KmqXoSb6i6"

Beton Duran

Sports "@Dameshek: Dejected grownups in costumes after a loss. Funny or sad? #debate http://t.co/c8tv8ecIF7"

Ramona Shelburne

I've been sitting in the same spot for the past two hours, afraid to move or jinx this Raiders game. Time for this! youtube.com/watch?v=mn9AxP…

Beton Duran

To all my friends that are Raider fans...please be safe

Arash Markazi

The Lakers are on a two-game winning streak and the Raiders are on a one game winning streak.

Gary Lee

Los Angeles Lakers and Oakland Raiders are undefeated since November 18, 2014.

Arash Markazi

Three penalties on one play and a timeout so they could celebrate longer after another play. I love the Raiders.

Ramona Shelburne

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

Ramona Shelburne

Raaaaaiiiiiders! Is this the night?!

Gary Lee

That would be ideal. RT @vincesince91: Put it in the end zone!! Let's go.

Ramona Shelburne

Hey @laireland are you watching this Raider game? Whyyyyyy not?!

Ben Bolch

Matt Barnes has a sore left calf but is probable for Memphis game.

Melissa Rohlin

Final: Clippers 110, Heat 93. The Clippers finished with 31 assists.

Ben Bolch

Clippers beat Heat, 110-93. First victory here since 2008.

Ben Bolch

Someone should start a new tradition of rolling a trashcan onto the baseline during garbage time.

Ben Bolch

TNT timeouts preventing this game from zipping right along, as Skip Caray used to say.

Ben Bolch

Blake Griffin's corner three-pointer gives him 24 points on 11-for-17 shooting.

Ben Bolch

Starters back in for Clippers with 6:36 left in game and lead down to 96-78.

Ben Bolch

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.

Melissa Rohlin

After three quarters: Clippers 88, Heat 66.

Ben Bolch

Many fans have seen enough, heading for exits at AmericanAirlines Arena before start of fourth quarter. Ray Allen isn't coming to rescue.

Ben Bolch

Josh McRoberts can surprise you with his dunks.

Ben Bolch

Steve Ballmer sitting contentedly along the baseline with his arms folded over his belly. Much less animated on the road than at Staples.

Ben Bolch

That's the seventh alley-oop for the Clippers, who have brought Lob City east with them.

Ben Bolch

Clippers have not beaten Miami on the road since March 10, 2008, well before a certain someone took his talents here.

Ben Bolch

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

Ben Bolch

Blake Griffin now has 18 points on nine-for-13 shooting. Quite the reversal from last night.

Ben Bolch

A few more Heat baskets and this will be a single-digit game. Clippers once led by 24 points.

Ben Bolch

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.

Melissa Rohlin

Halftime: Clippers 58, Heat 40. The Clippers are clicking on all cylinders tonight, sharing the ball, and executing.

Ben Bolch

Clippers lead Heat, 58-40, at halftime. Chris Paul has 12 points and 7 assists. Miami made 2 of 15 three-pointers.

Laker Girls

Don't miss LAKER GIRLS tonight on @TWCSportsNet as the final squad is selected and they prepare for opening night! http://t.co/n0LM7DrFvr

Ben Bolch

Rose, Dorothy, Blanche and Sophia now dancing for Miami Heat fans' entertainment during timeout.

Gary Lee

Phil Jackson talked about the Lakers saying “they’ve got a lot of needs,” but called Byron Scott a great coach. lakersnation.com/video-phil-jac…

Ben Bolch

I can't look at Jordan Farmar without thinking about Nick Young.

Ben Bolch

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.

Melissa Rohlin

After one quarter: Clippers 39, Heat 15. Clippers are shooting 68% from the field. Wow.

Melissa Rohlin

So far in the first quarter, the Clippers are outshooting the Heat, 68.2% to 33.3%.

Ben Bolch

Now this is HARDCORE.

Ben Bolch

All this, and the Clippers' second unit has yet to exert its will.

Janis Carr

Who knew Dwyane Wade made such a difference for the Heat. Clippers lead, 31-11

Ben Bolch

Clippers are reprising what the Spurs did to the Heat here in the Finals.

Ben Bolch

Chris Paul driving layup gives Clippers 22-8 lead over the defenseless Heat.

Ben Bolch

LeBron James is gone, but the P.A. announcer came back to Miami. Not fair.

Beton Duran

FANTASTIC "@LBoogie5: These are FIRE!!!! RT @UNCEquipment: #GoHeels http://t.co/Ydxuy0yBFV"

Ben Bolch

AmericanAirlines Arena now feels like just another NBA arena. No buzz.

Ben Bolch

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.

Ben Bolch

Does Doc Rivers think Ray Allen will play again? "I think he’ll play for us, for sure." Rivers was kidding.

Ben Bolch

Does Doc RIvers think J.J. Redick's career-worst shooting stats will improve? "If not, he’s going to have a long year."

Ramona Shelburne

Sad to read about Jack Johnson's financial & family issues. They were in a better place in 2010 when I knew them sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/nh…

Gary Lee

This is surprising, but Kobe talked about how difficult it was to play against his little brother, Trevor Ariza. lakersnation.com/kobe-on-trevor…

Ryan Ward

Kobe Bryant talks about his and Kevin Durant’s confrontation with Dwight Howard - examiner.com/article/kobe-b…

Ben Bolch

Doc Rivers and Gregg Popovich only active NBA coaches with 650 victories. Nineteen coaches have done it all-time.