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My daughter's first basketball crush: Spurs big man Aron Baynes of Australia. "Go 16! Go 16!" she keeps yelling.
After one quarter: Spurs 35, Clippers 33
Tip-off in San Antonio. http://t.co/ODCokHRrGd
Smart move, Lakers. Smart move.
Tony Parker will start vs Clippers tonight and "play some minutes" according to Pop.
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
Tony Parker will start tonight. It sounds like Kawhi Leonard won't be back anytime soon.
San Antonio is still hoping for the San Antonio Raiders. http://t.co/GjJ30gmToW
Fixed up engine for Swaggy's Impala http://t.co/axr5T4ZEps
Swaggy drove off bumping "Boyz-N-The-Hood" EAZY-E http://t.co/vQ2EgS5QuN
"A gift for Swaggy P from Iggy" http://t.co/nZAonzQWKG
Iggy bought Swaggy this 1962 Impala http://t.co/DMt1bdWSQX
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
It feels like Byron is more apprehensive towards a conversation w/Kobe about minutes than Kobe is resistant towards what he'd say. AK
BScott said he will override Kobe if he balks at sitting out. Said he would go to Mitch for support
BScott said practice could end early if someone made half court shot. Jordan Hill made one. Merry Christmas
Kobe given day off. What a surprise
Clippers assistant Mike Woodson coached Josh Smith in Atlanta from 2004-2010. Jamal Crawford played with Smith in Atlanta from 2009-2011.
The Clippers have interest in Josh Smith. They're not alone and they're not the front-runners but there's interest.
All I want for Christmas ... is to never hear/see Mariah Carey again. Haha. Actually, that song is annoyingly catchy.
I'm assuming those married to traditional 1-5 positions at all times on the court haven't watched the NBA in awhile.
The Clippers could only offer Josh Smith a minimum contract but they could also offer him an immediate starting position on a contender.
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.
Doc Rivers on the Clippers' interest in Josh Smith. "I don't know. It just happened."
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
Good morning New York, from the @Gansevoort hotel meat packaging district. http://t.co/ojbozL41RH
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
To interpret Nick Young's decidedly NOT threatening comments: Kobe doesn't need to overexert himself, Nick is happy to shoulder the load.
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."
Byron quipped after loss, "We went back to basketball 101 a long time ago. ... We haven’t got to 102 yet."
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.
Kobe said "it might make sense" to sit out games, but stopped short of embracing the idea.
Does Kobe think he needs rest? "There's probably not much of an option...it might make sense."
Jeremy Lin on Nick Young: "He's an unbelievable shot maker. It's a gift."
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.
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
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
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
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
Sure, Kobe went 8 for 30 tonight with 9 turnovers but I can't see him sitting out a game or two to rest.
Byron Scott finally seems to be considering changing things up for Kobe. Might sit him a game or two due to fatigue.
Byron Scott says he will consider sitting out Kobe for upcoming games after he is fatigued two straight games
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.
Nick Young actually only took 14 shots. Not 16.
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.
Minus that stretch early in the third quarter, Kobe got very few shots in rhythm.