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From shootaround: Byron Scott is expectedly worried about Kobe's shoulder, but awaiting the visit with team doctors for more information.
It’s Sports “Illustrated,” for pete’s sake.
Byron says Kobe had complained of sore shoulder as long as six weeks ago. But Kobe said it was fine once he got it warmed up.
Byron predicting successful return for Kobe if he needs surgery: "I know he doesn't want to go out this way."
Kobe had complained about shoulder soreness a month-and-a-half ago, Byron said.
Byron texted Kobe, apologized for using him so much earlier in the season. Kobe responded with a "Don't worry about it," Byron said.
Byron Scott said possible link of heavy minutes early on to Kobe’s injury “Almost made me sick.” Apologized via text to Bryant.
Byron on Kobe's torn rotator cuff: "Yeah, I'm worried. The whole organization's worried." Still waiting to hear severity of injury.
Morning from LBC. http://t.co/6rAIr6f1VB
Kobe on his torn rotator cuff: “This is what happens when I pass too much!"
Possible Kobe fallout (or just a sign of two bad teams): TNT drops coverage of Knicks-Lakers on March 12, replaces it with Memphis-Wash.
truTV has ordered a pilot for "Shaq Inq.," a workplace comedy loosely based on "the wild and frenetic business empire of Shaquille O’Neal."
If Kobe misses the rest of the season, he will have missed 75 percent of the Lakers games the last 2 seasons. http://t.co/1awAwfYvzz
Detroit, once 5-23, has a realistic opportunity to finish as a seven seed. Maybe even a six, if the Bucks slump. Gotta love the East. BK
With Kobe on the shelf, I'm throwing my energy behind a vociferous appreciation of the Carlos Boozer Backpedal, best in the NBA. BK
Doc Rivers on Big Baby getting minutes tonight: "He had oxygen left, it was good."
The Clippers will sign Dahntay Jones to a second 10-day contract when his first one expires on Saturday.
Doc Rivers said that he's going to keep Dahntay Jones. "He has a toughness as well that I think will be great for us."
FINAL: Clippers 123, Nets 84.
Final: Clippers 123, Nets 84
Give Jay and Bey credit, they stayed until the bitter end. http://t.co/xNPa5eIHmx
A "We want Pacquiao!" chant is now being directed at Mayweather.
Who gets into the game first: Hedo or Harper? http://t.co/B8V9Sx40uF
A nice ovation for Ronny Turiaf. http://t.co/zbiAuiduuy
Floyd Mayweather is talking trash to Darius Morris. The Nets are down by 43 in the fourth quarter.
Why isn't there a mercy rule in basketball?
The Clippers have a 40-point lead over the nets, 83-43, with 6:40 left in the third.
The Nets are down 39 in the third quarter but Beyoncé is still here and waiting to return to her courtside seat. http://t.co/qURtY6D5jP
Steve Ballmer and Jay-Z at the half. http://t.co/PgSZH8VWWq
Twitter telling me that Angels fans are Clippers fans. Don't know if I agree.
Half: Clippers 70, Nets 37. Blake has 22 pts on 10 for 13 shooting. DJ has 12 pts on 6 for 6 shooting and 11 rebounds. CP has 12 assists.
Halftime: Clippers 70, Nets 37. Blake Griffin 22 points, DeAndre Jordan with 12 points & 11 rebounds, Chris Paul with 4 points & 12 assists.
This was a close game until Jay-Z and Beyonce got here. Clippers 70, Nets 35.
Floyd Mayweather is here. I'm sure he came to wish Matt Barnes good luck. http://t.co/lE9sPoOMVB
Chris Paul has nine assists, more than the Nets combined (six) with 3:25 left in the first half. Not an All-Star? Really?
No fear w/in Lakers at this time that Kobe retires. If anything, the opposite is true. He's more likely to come back next year bc of this
Ronny Turiaf is sitting behind the Clippers bench tonight.
Final determination on that will be made by Laker team doctors on Friday, but fear w/in org tonight is that he does need the surgery.
Kobe will miss the rest of the season if he needs surgery, sources said. There is strong concern within the organization that is the case.
Clippers 34, Nets 23 at the end of the 1st quarter. Blake Griffin with 13 points and 3 rebounds.
Jay Z chatting with Matt Kemp courtside. http://t.co/eGh6QMUAl9
Jay-Z and Beyoncé. http://t.co/LtKq3Wa8yB
Jay-Z and Beyoncé taking their courtside seats for Clippers-Nets. http://t.co/tT76u6DfXA
Popovich said notion that Thibodeau might've lost his team is "bulls--t. You got your answer. Nothing could be further from the truth."
Popovich: "Our play was humiliating and embarrassing because of the Bulls' tenacity and sense of purpose."
Pau to Bulls fans over United Center PA system in postgame interview on his All-Star vote: "Big-time, big-time huge. Thank you, guys."
Nice to see Danny Davis trending on Twitter. http://t.co/Ap8fT3adqI
Go Zags http://t.co/TrA0hBfZf7
Kobe's rotator cuff tear is in his shooting shoulder. Rest & rehab over surgery may have been an easier alternative if that wasn't the case.
If Kobe needs surgery on his torn rotator cuff he would be out 6 months and miss the season. The Lakers will know if that's the plan Friday.
Told CP3 the TNT crew left him off their All-Star rosters and he smiled and said, "I figured as much."
Blazers announce LaMarcus Aldridge has a radial collateral ligament tear in his left thumb. He will undergo surgery & is out for 6-8 weeks.
Kobe Bryant this time next year: reunited with Shaq as a TNT analyst.
Major blow for the Blazers. LaMarcus Aldridge expected to miss 6 to 8 weeks with a ligament tear in his thumb.
Kevin Garnett is out tonight.
Jan 15 was the deadline to apply for a disabled player exception so LAL won't get any relief from the injury if his season is over
In Chicago for Spurs-Bulls. Tim Duncan just ran by in the hallway. In light of Kobe news, let's cherish these old folks as long as we can.
Pretty straightforward: If Kobe needs surgery, he's done for the year. That'll officially be determined by the Laker team docs tomorrow
Kobe first injured this shoulder in the preseason, according to sources. Has been playing w/ it all year. It just got worse last night