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Jordan Farmar also out with a back issue.
Chris Paul and Blake Griffin resting tonight for Clippers.
Walked through the doors at 15th and L as a WaPo intern in 2009. It was an overwhelming honor to share the building with Ben Bradlee. RIP.
1/2: Thanks so much for all the very kind words about our new baby twins, all! I’m off the LAL beat this week to be with my wife and boys.
Jeremy Lin will return to the court tonight after missing last week with sprained ankle
Don't like to criticize others' work, but many asked me on Henry Abbott's ESPN Kobe article: Entitled to opinion, but so many "facts" wrong.
It's Andre Iguodala bobblehead night at Oracle Arena for Warriors-Clippers.
Brandon Rush (back) out for Warriors vs. Clippers but Festus Ezeli is expected to play for first time since May 2013.
After sticking with same 6 defensemen, look for the Ducks to make a change vs. Sabres on Wed.
Holy crap! "Verified" Billy Zabka just favorited my Tweet about Billy Zabka!!!This is freakin' amazing! AK
By the way, it’s incredibly easy to be highly critical of Kobe when you’re an anonymous source in a one-sided article.
The unfortunate truth is Kobe will already be retired before those people finally appreciate his greatness and that’s a damn shame.
Former/current players and coaches respect Kobe, his accomplishments and what he’s done for the game. That’s really all that matters.
Y’all talking about how Pau “never won a playoff game” w/o Kobe are doing an awesome job anti-recruiting next year’s FA class, too. AK
On a legit contender w/Kobe in his prime, easier to reconcile. Kobe at 36, weak supporting cast, franchise in flux, less appealing. AK
A lot comes w/being Kobe’s teammate, esp. as an All-Star. He rides you. Nothing will ever be quite good enough by comparison for fans. AK
On a good team w/Kobe in his prime, his demanding nature & aura likely more palatable. Now, I imagine less so. That's just being honest. AK
Insofar as Kobe's ability to lure FA's, we never got to see the true test: Kobe in his prime, on a good team, with cap space. AK
Warriors are delivering my media packet to San Jose. Some NBA teams' PR staffs wouldn't even pick one up and hand it to me off a table.
Well-connected analytics guru told me Lakers are only NBA team acting like they don't know his company exists. Time to move out of 1985.
Chilly and damp in San Francisco. Shocker.
I have just seen the next generation of tech for all sports. Stay tuned...
Lakers have waived Jeremy Tyler and Keith Appling
Clippers are staying at same San Francisco hotel where they were when the Donald Sterling tapes became public. It isn't Motel 6.
Chris Douglas-Roberts was going to give his sprained left ankle a go in practice and if he came out OK play Tuesday versus Warriors.
“We are all surrounded by idiots” - Kobe.
Slava Voynov has been suspended indefinitely pending an investigation by the NHL of an arrest this morning on charges of domestic violence.
"You are a really big idiot if you manage to f--- this up." Words to live by. For Julius Randle and everyone else.
One thing I've been struck by in last few days... Jazz personnel LOVE Carlos Boozer. Clashes with perception among fans, who soured on him.
Tell us how you really feel, Kobe.
Kobe: "We're going to be smashmouth basketball. That's just how we're going to play. It's going to be nasty, it's going to be physical."
Kobe: "Who do we have out there that's going to handle the ball? Ronnie Price, God bless his heart, was like the Energizer Bunny out there."
Kobe: "We're a grind it out team. Our personalities are just that way. We all put our hard hats on."
Kobe: "ESPN are idiots but you're a really big idiot if you manage to f--- this up."
Kobe on Julius Randle having him and Byron Scott as mentors: "It means he can't f--- it up. If you f--- this up you're a really big idiot."
That message obviously has gotten through to Randle, who had said earlier on same topic of having mentors: "It's up for me to mess it up."