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With Rajon Rondo traded to the Mavs and Reggie Jackson a restricted free agent, Goran Dragic is perhaps the most realistic option for LA.
Halftime: Kentucky 41, UCLA 7. The Bruins were 3 for 37 (8.1%) in the first half.
Latest report has Goran Dragic opting out of his contract with the Suns and having an “open” free agency this upcoming summer.
Kentucky 33, UCLA 4 with 5:30 left in the first half and "mercy rule" was mentioned more than once on the CBS broadcast.
Byron still unhappy that Young got ejected last night: “I gave him some words and told him if it happens again what would happen to him.”
Only one stadium (capable of housing two teams) would be built in L.A. so the number of options doesn't really matter as long as one works.
The two hottest stadium sites now mentioned for a possible LA NFL team are Inglewood (Hollywood Park site) and Carson (Victoria Park site).
L.A. could easily go from two "shovel ready" stadium sites for an NFL team to none by next year. Leaving L.A., once again, at square one.
No one talks about the City of Industry site anymore but they're also looking at Plan B options (industrial-commercial) now for their site.
AEG basically told the city they'd make one more push for the NFL and Farmers Field and if it didn't work out in 6 months go to Plan B.
AEG's plans include the possibility of an additional 750-room hotel adjacent to the Convention Center if Farmers Field plans fall through.
AEG has committed to spend up to $600,000 by April to commission designs for a proposed alternative plan for a convention center expansion.
This might mean the end of Farmers Field. AEG's extension with the city for stadium plans expire in April. They could get another extension.
I really need to stop hitting refresh on my cell.
My United flight stops in LA and continues to Maui. Maybe I'll keep going. I think the Clippers will understand. Aloha.
You can't scan the radio dial in Denver without hearing at least one song from Dark Side of the Moon. I could live here.
Another reason to stay at JW Marriott Cherry Creek: festive lobby that feels like a ski lodge. http://t.co/wBxwjxViJO
Kobe Bryant on Lakers offense: “We played well the last couple of days & have been working on our structure, spacing, & ball movement.”
More of Kobe Bryant on fatigue: “It’s a hit or miss right now. Some games it’s there, some games it’s not.”
Kobe Bryant on fatigue: “I did not have my legs tonight. It’s frustrating & I have to figure it out.”
Kobe Bryant: “It was the shot I wanted to get. I was trying to figure out if I had time to draw contact. It just threw me off a little bit.”
Jeremy Lin: “I’m sure some people want me to shoot more & I’d obviously love to, but my role as a PG is to make the right play.”
Byron Scott on Jeremy Lin: “I thought that he played well. He was aggressive. He played smart.”
Scott on Young: “Nick definitely overreacted. And he’s too valuable for us to overreact and get kicked out of the game like that.”
Scott on Young’s flagrant: “I just looked at [the replay] again. That’s how Adams is. He’s gonna grab & hold & do things to irritate you.”
Best part of tonight (besides Rocky taking over my computer) was meeting Nate McMillan. Been a lifelong fan going back to his 'Pack days.
Kale salad leftovers from the Clippers' locker room. The natural Lipitor. http://t.co/Mb8zgEBUPJ
Bryant said there are certain nights he's felt good, others like tonight where he hasn't had his legs. Will be an ongoing battle.
Kobe's understandably frustrated having to pace and figure out his body like this in Year 19. Tough to know how much/little to practice.
Nick Young called Adams a "sneaky, dirty player." Unhappy w/ himself for ejection: "Lost my mind a little bit, checked into the crazy house"
Nick Young on what makes Adams a dirty player: “Little hits here and there.”
Ed Davis on Kobe’s last shot: “Best closer in the game and he just missed the shot.”
One way to limit minutes is simply taking Bryant out earlier in the 1st and 3rd Q's to get him down to 30-32 instead of 34-36. We'll see.
Boozer on TWC: "Kobe makes that shot 9 of 10 times.... we would do it again."
Asked Scott if limiting Bryant's minutes further in games was possible. He's going to "take it day by day" in continual discussion w/Kobe.
Scott said Kobe wanted to compete in Wednesday's practice and "get guys going." Wonders in hindsight if that was a bit too much on his legs.
Carlos Boozer on Ed Davis performance: “Great game, man. He played phenomenal.”
Scott said Bryant is fatigued in general, and certainly looked tired tonight. 3 for 15 FG's in his nearly 35 minutes.
Byron Scott on Nick Young ejection: “He’s too valuable to overreact and get kicked out of the game”
Scott said Kobe was "tired ... oveall fatigued." Guess he wont practice tomorrow
Scott said that's how Steven Adams is, trying to irritate you, and Nick Young has to be more controlled in his reaction. Can't do that.
Lakers fall to 8-18 http://t.co/fXhbXX2AzC
Worthy" We all want Kobe to make that shot ... but tonight he didnt have it." He said Kobe should have given someone else the shot.
Final: OKC 104, LAL 103. Kobe is as displeased as one might expect after missing a potential game-winning jumper from 17 feet.
Westbrook (13 of 13 on free throws, 0 of 1 on threes) ruled this game (31 points, 10 assists) with Durant out. OKC up to 13-14.
Kobe not to the rescue this time. Lakers lose, 104-103
KOBE MISSES THE GAME WINNER.
Kobe (3 of 14 on the night before the play) misses. Lakers lose.
Lakers are down by one with a chance to win. 6.3 seconds left in the game.
Lakers have ball, trailing by one, with 6.3 seconds left.
LAL ball, down 1, 06.3 to play. Westbrook missed his shot, then took the foul to give on Kobe in transition.
Lin stops and hits over Westbrook, who misses at the other end. Lakers' ball with 6.3 seconds left, down by one...
JEREMY LIN'S JUMPER CUTS THE THUNDERS' LEAD DOWN TO 104-103.
LAL got a quick 2 on a pull-up J from Lin, and are looking for a stop as the clock ticks under 20...
Reggie Jackson has carried a big load in Durant's absence, up to 25 bench points w/5 assists to help Westbrook's 31 and 10.
Russell Westbrook has 31 points, 10 assists, 5 rebounds and just 1 turnover.
Russell Westbrook hits the jumper as the Thunder lead 104-101 with 38.2 seconds remaining. Let's get a good shot, please.
Kobe was expecting contact going up for a J but didn't get any, and was well off … Westbrook was not, and OKC leads 104-101, 38.2 left.
And Kobe doesn't hit the shot. Westbrook hits his. ... OKC 104, LAL 101 with 38.2 seconds left.
What a bad shot by Kobe there.
Carlos Boozer pushes the entire Thunder team in the back as Reggie Jackson gives the Thunder the 102-101 lead with 1:05 remaining.
Boozer hit with a loose ball foul after Ibaka blocked Ellington's 3 with 1:05 to go. Boozer pushed Jackson, who hit 2 FT's. OKC up 102-101.
Byron and Jeremy huddling at the sideline...and they look out to Kobe, who calls the play.
Lakers are up 101-100.
Carlos Boozer redeems himself by making a shot over Serge Ibaka, but I'm still laughing.
Nice play by Boozer to score over Ibaka after being swatted on the last trip. LAL up 1 with 1:45 left, and the ball after Westbrook's miss.
Kobe. Of. Course.
Lakers trail 100-99 with 2:13 remaining in the game, but I'm still laughing at Carlos Boozer.
Good defense by Andre Roberson, but better offense by Kobe Bryant.
A tough baseline fadeaway is just Kobe's 3rd FG, first of the 4th Q, but this time Ibaka answers w/a J. Fun one here. OKC up 1, 2:13 to go.