Ben Bolch

My daughter's first basketball crush: Spurs big man Aron Baynes of Australia. "Go 16! Go 16!" she keeps yelling.

Melissa Rohlin

After one quarter: Spurs 35, Clippers 33

Gary Lee

After one of his worst performances, Byron Scott says he’s not going to sacrifice Kobe Bryant’s well-being for wins. lakersnation.com/byron-scott-no…

Arash Markazi

Tip-off in San Antonio. http://t.co/ODCokHRrGd

Gary Lee

Smart move, Lakers. Smart move.

Gary Lee

RUMOR: Lakers were unwilling to include Julius Randle in a trade for Rajon Rondo. lakersnation.com/lakers-rumors-… http://t.co/810kNIBdMq

Ramona Shelburne

BTW, epic 12-minute pregame Popovich press conference today. Many laughs, courtesy of @Ralph Lawler

Ramona Shelburne

Tony Parker will start vs Clippers tonight and "play some minutes" according to Pop.

Ramona Shelburne

Not a real encouraging update on Kawhi Leonard. Pop said he got a new injection on his wrist yesterday. Dr has never seen his injury before

Arash Markazi

Tony Parker will start tonight. It sounds like Kawhi Leonard won't be back anytime soon.

David Brickley

#Twitter Users Can Now Track Tweet Impressions, Engagement Numbers Right In The iOS App tcrn.ch/1sRIsSQ

David Brickley

$44 Billion of gift card value has been left unspent in the last six years onforb.es/1zdbU86

Kamenetzky Brothers

Crosstalk on @ESPNLA710 w/@iamBenLyons & @John Ireland. We debate West Conf. All-Stars and Kobe's minutes. AK youtu.be/kRFcXurLtVA

Janis Carr

Lennie! @Lisa Dillman RT @JoeResnick: Where are Lennie Briscoe and Ed Green now that we need them? http://t.co/AUhsg0kwaB

Beto Duran

Know I dont want any "@brew_bryan: what you kno about brussel sprout loaded nachos with roasted garlic beet crema!?. http://t.co/hI7zkBhf0e"

Arash Markazi

San Antonio is still hoping for the San Antonio Raiders. http://t.co/GjJ30gmToW

Beto Duran

All gold "@jochoa818: gonna have this delivered to u for Christmas #lowriding #ucanbumplosbukis http://t.co/w6e7zQzsNg"

Beto Duran

Yes! "@RealFPJr: @Beto Duran yeah but i got him this ... #LakeShowLimo http://t.co/K4gnzLKoHo"

Beto Duran

Fixed up engine for Swaggy's Impala http://t.co/axr5T4ZEps

Beto Duran

Swaggy drove off bumping "Boyz-N-The-Hood" EAZY-E http://t.co/vQ2EgS5QuN

Gary Lee

I-M-P-A-L-A. RT @Los Angeles Lakers: What do you get @NickSwagyPYoung for Christmas? @IGGYAZALEA found something pretty good. vine.co/v/OXT3XjnXvp1

Mike Trudell

I asked @NickSwagyPYoung what the best gift he'd ever received was 30 minutes ago in the live chat. Then he walks out to the car from Iggy.

Beto Duran

"A gift for Swaggy P from Iggy" http://t.co/nZAonzQWKG

Beto Duran

Iggy bought Swaggy this 1962 Impala http://t.co/DMt1bdWSQX

Melissa Rohlin

Clippers mull over Josh Smith, who was waived by Detroit via @Brad Turner latimes.com/sports/sportsn…

Beto Duran

Oh ya, oh ya "@Ty Nowell: .@NickSwagyPYoung just compared @MikeTrudell to Peter Parker in a round about way."

Beto Duran

So cool "@mikeoz: story behind a handcrafted Christmas display honoring legend Tony Gwynn: yhoo.it/1AZ1Rpu http://t.co/yG517OBv9L"

Mike Trudell

About to start w/Swaggy. RT @Los Angeles Lakers: Lakers Voices with @NickSwagyPYoung will start at 12:45pm PT Watch live here: on.nba.com/1vcICrd

Kamenetzky Brothers

That this seems to either be a choice between 35-40 mpg or sitting Kobe, with no in-between, reflects how badly it's being botched. AK

Gary Lee

After practice, Byron Scott says he's "not going to sacrifice" Kobe Bryant's well-being for wins via @DanDuangdao. lakersnation.com/byron-scott-no…

Kamenetzky Brothers

Is there anyone out there -- Kobe fans, Kobe critics -- who thinks how he's being handled is sensible? BK @John Ireland @ESPNLA710

Kamenetzky Brothers

It feels like Byron is more apprehensive towards a conversation w/Kobe about minutes than Kobe is resistant towards what he'd say. AK

Janis Carr

BScott said he will override Kobe if he balks at sitting out. Said he would go to Mitch for support

Kamenetzky Brothers

On @ESPNLA710 from now to 3 pm with @John Ireland -- On sitting Kobe, the All Star Game, NFL in LA, and more. LISTEN! BK

Janis Carr

BScott said practice could end early if someone made half court shot. Jordan Hill made one. Merry Christmas

Gary Lee

“We saw what we’re capable of in that San Antonio game” - Jeremy Lin on how the Lakers should play via @Ramneet24. lakersnation.com/jeremy-lin-we-…

Janis Carr

Kobe given day off. What a surprise

Arash Markazi

Clippers assistant Mike Woodson coached Josh Smith in Atlanta from 2004-2010. Jamal Crawford played with Smith in Atlanta from 2009-2011.

Arash Markazi

The Clippers have interest in Josh Smith. They're not alone and they're not the front-runners but there's interest.

Laker Girls

Hey fans, I'm excited for you to join me this week! Starting my day with a good stretch & workout! - Kaela #LGLivin http://t.co/dO7ARCZxfP

Ben Bolch

All I want for Christmas ... is to never hear/see Mariah Carey again. Haha. Actually, that song is annoyingly catchy.

Gary Lee

“There’s always the fear of having another tragic injury” - Kobe Bryant following loss. lakersnation.com/kobe-bryant-th… http://t.co/iUa7Grq8vO

Janis Carr

For all those Ducks fans RT @icemancometh: Freddie Andersen getting back in net for the Ducks tonight against San Jose.

Kamenetzky Brothers

I’ll be on @ESPNLA710 w/@iamBenLyons from 10am-noon PT. Talking Kobe’s minutes, Josh Smith “sweepstakes,” NFL, Dodgers & more! AK

Arash Markazi

I'm assuming those married to traditional 1-5 positions at all times on the court haven't watched the NBA in awhile.

Arash Markazi

The Clippers could only offer Josh Smith a minimum contract but they could also offer him an immediate starting position on a contender.

Ramona Shelburne

Incredible precedent set by Detroit's new regime w/ Josh Smith. Not sure it's a good one as far as players (free agents) are concerned.

Arash Markazi

Doc Rivers on the Clippers' interest in Josh Smith. "I don't know. It just happened."

Gary Lee

Detroit Pistons have announced they have released Josh Smith. lakersnation.com/nba-news-detro… http://t.co/eQWOARpPU9

Kamenetzky Brothers

And I'm just gonna cut to the chase. If you ask us if the Lakers should sign Josh Smith, I'm blocking you. I'm not kidding. AK

Ryan Ward

A move no one saw coming. Josh Smith has been waived by the Detroit Pistons, according to @Marc J. Spears

Jeanie Buss

#1 pick on my list RT @mimi_phur: Day one Lakers fan & Future first round pick #LAL #Lakers @Jeanie Buss http://t.co/oWQlArLk4L

James Worthy

Good morning New York, from the @Gansevoort hotel meat packaging district. http://t.co/ojbozL41RH

Beto Duran

Thanks for being a "pro" "@AshokaESPN: video of Marshawn Lynch thanking everyone for asking a question last night: espn.go.com/video/clip?id=…"

Gary Lee

ICYMI: Kobe responded to Byron Scott’s comments about resting him for a game or two following last night's loss. lakersnation.com/kobe-bryant-on…

Gary Lee

ICYMI: Byron Scott says he’ll consider sitting Kobe Bryant for a game or two after the loss to the Kings last night. lakersnation.com/byron-scott-co…

Laker Girls

Finishing up my week by looking at some lights and decorations! Enjoy your holidays everyone! -Savanah #LGLivin http://t.co/4xw463BtCj

Bill Oram

It's heartbreaking, sweet and inspiring. I can't recommend enough that you take the time to read and admire. bit.ly/1x1qOjA

Bill Oram

If you missed it, @mdlaplante and @ScottSommerdorf spent a year with a former soldier who decided to amputate leg 10 years after injury.

Bill Oram

Very proud of former colleagues at @sltrib this week. Showed you don't have to be @nytimes to do compelling narrative presented well. (1/2)

Beto Duran

Legend "@TheCauldron: @SportsNation How can anyone argue with these stats? So mind-numbingly efficient. http://t.co/LsigqvKo97"

Beto Duran

4 TDs! "@SportsNation: Cardinals getting desperate for a QB...word is they're looking at THIS GUY... http://t.co/xzU3HPLHaj"

Kamenetzky Brothers

I'm guessing Byron meant he'd take it with a grain of salt when Kobe says he's tired. ("Oh, that's just the fatigue talking.") AK

Beto Duran

& a brother in law named Jeff "@EdgarNavarro22: every Latino has at least one relative or friend with the last name Ramirez." #Dodgers

Beto Duran

Get em Russ "@Royce Young: More Westbrook: http://t.co/D1868A1hp6"

Beto Duran

& Wilson "@aceofsocal: they say waiting last minute to shop isn't smart.. finding so many great deals on Kemp & Ramirez gear! #Dodgers"

Laker Girls

Stopped by the stables to visit with a friend :) -Savanah #LGLivin http://t.co/U2TaOcJUFX

Bill Oram

To interpret Nick Young's decidedly NOT threatening comments: Kobe doesn't need to overexert himself, Nick is happy to shoulder the load.

Bill Oram

The ever-helpful Nick Young: "We need Kobe out there and he knows it. But he don’t need to kill himself. That’s what I’m here for."

Gary Lee

"I didn't anticipate having to do so much" - Kobe Bryant following the 108-101 loss to the Kings via @TheeCoreyH. lakersnation.com/kobe-bryant-on…

Gary Lee

"There's probably not much of an option... it might make sense" - Kobe Bryant on sitting out a game via @TheeCoreyH. lakersnation.com/kobe-bryant-on…

Bill Oram

Byron quipped after loss, "We went back to basketball 101 a long time ago. ... We haven’t got to 102 yet."

Beto Duran

LA Winter "@Ty Nowell: Home office with the Lakers game in the reflection. http://t.co/Er2WEAoJIx"

Bill Oram

Asked about his fatigue, Kobe said, "I didn't anticipate having to try to do so much." Took 30 shots today in loss to Sacramento.

Bill Oram

Kobe said "it might make sense" to sit out games, but stopped short of embracing the idea.

Ben Bolch

NBA in 2015: Clippers need playoff help, Lakers need more than that fw.to/WdZB6OL

Ben Bolch

Clippers' hectic schedule means practice falls by the wayside fw.to/ceKWtU

Mike Bresnahan

Does Kobe think he needs rest? "There's probably not much of an option...it might make sense."

Beto Duran

Why are you waiting? Wrong "@ericmherrera: 2 more days til tamales,"

Gary Lee

Following the loss, Byron Scott says he will consider sitting Kobe Bryant for a game or two via @Ryan Ward. lakersnation.com/byron-scott-co…

Mike Trudell

Jeremy Lin on Nick Young: "He's an unbelievable shot maker. It's a gift."

Arash Markazi

Kobe's the kind of guy who hits the gym when he's fatigued and needs rest. It's not always smart but it's what makes him who he is.

Kamenetzky Brothers

Also Kobe's dead legs make him far less entertaining to watch, which defeats the purpose of paying him $48.5 mil at this stage. AK

Mike Bresnahan

Lakers' next few games: home vs. GS, at Chicago, at Dallas. I'm sure the NBA would be thrilled if Byron rested Kobe on Xmas Day vs. Bulls

Kamenetzky Brothers

In 10 games this month, Kobe has been above 40 percent twice. Last five, 29 percent. At some point, a different strategy is required. BK

Kamenetzky Brothers

At some point, Jeanie should order Byron to reduce Kobe's PT. He's doing a terrible job protecting a $48.5 mil investment. AK

Arash Markazi

Sure, Kobe went 8 for 30 tonight with 9 turnovers but I can't see him sitting out a game or two to rest.

Kamenetzky Brothers

On @TWCSportsNet Byron says he has to take what Kobe says re: minutes w/ "grain of salt." No. Kobe says after every game he's tired. BK

Ryan Ward

Byron Scott finally seems to be considering changing things up for Kobe. Might sit him a game or two due to fatigue.

Bill Oram

Byron Scott says he will consider sitting out Kobe for upcoming games after he is fatigued two straight games

Janis Carr

What does Kobe say? RT @Mark Medina: Byron said he is considering sitting Kobe out a game

Mike Bresnahan

Byron Scott says he might rest Kobe for a game. He knows Kobe will fight it. Kobe was 8 for 30 tonight with 9 turnovers.

Mike Trudell

Here's the running diary from LAL's loss at Sacramento: on.nba.com/1CrdNBI Tough night for Kobe: 8 of 30 FG's (25 points), 9 TO's.

Ryan Ward

Nick Young actually only took 14 shots. Not 16.

Mike Trudell

LAL got a really productive game out of @NickSwagyPYoung in the loss: team-high 26 points on 7 of 14 FG's w/5 boards and 2 steals in 30 min.

Ryan Ward

Kobe went 8-for-30. Scored 25. Nick Young led Lakers with 26. Goes 7-for-16 from the floor. Young scores more with 16 less shots.

Bill Oram

Minus that stretch early in the third quarter, Kobe got very few shots in rhythm.