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Old 07-09-08, 11:06 AM
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The seats are still going to be filled (I assume) so I'm not sure how big of an impact the price increases will have. Sure, it prices the normal LA fan out, but it's tough to get tickets anyway, and hey, that's what the two games the Clips play against the Lakers (where the Clips have "home court) are for.
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Originally Posted by Mr.Briggs
NBA Championship dvd comes out July 15. Anybody here buying one? I am! Zipadeedoodah. There'll be a whole chapter on the Heimlich maneuver for Kobe's teammates to learn.
Where are the mods? Can someone ban this guy, please. We don't need the thread crapping, thank you.
Old 07-09-08, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr.Briggs
NBA Championship dvd comes out July 15. Anybody here buying one? I am! Zipadeedoodah. There'll be a whole chapter on the Heimlich maneuver for Kobe's teammates to learn.
yuk yuk

Old 07-11-08, 09:15 AM
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Lakers offer Odom for Artest
Posted: Friday July 11, 2008 08:07AM ET

According to a league source, the Lakers already have contacted the Kings regarding Ron Artest and are believed to be offering forward Lamar Odom. As of Tuesday evening, the Kings had not returned the call. They are expected to insist on forward Kenny Thomas and his $18 million of remaining salary (over two seasons) being included in that potential trade. Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie declined comment on whether the Lakers had called.
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Old 07-11-08, 09:25 PM
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Was that really Kobe? I couldn't tell.

Of course 'Shaq' was about 200 lbs too little.

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Old 07-14-08, 12:44 PM
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http://www.miamiherald.com/1262/stor....html?rss=true

The most logical hypothetical would be Marion to the Lakers for Lamar Odom (one year left at $14.5 million) and Chris Mihm ($2.5 million), but the Lakers first said publicly they are keeping Odom, and now, according to The Sacramento Bee, have offered Odom for Sacramento's Ron Artest. A Marion/Artest trade would hurt Miami because the Heat would have to assume the last two years of either Kenny Thomas' or Shareef Abdur-Rahim's bloated contracts.
And Artest has said that he will be acting as his own agent. So we might see something happen by the end of this week or early next week.

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Old 07-27-08, 06:35 AM
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Lakers Re-Sign Vujacic

Lakers restricted free agent guard Sasha Vujacic has agreed to a three-year, $15 million contract after emerging last season as a key member of the Western Conference champions.

"We felt Sasha made great progress in this past year, and our coach showed great confidence in playing him the second half of the season," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said yesterday in confirming the agreement. "Assuming he continues to work as hard during the offseason as he has in the past, I don't see any reason that trend wouldn't continue."

The 24-year-old Vujacic averaged a career-high 8.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 72 games this season, and 8.1 points 2.2 rebounds and 0.8 assists while playing in all 21 playoff games.
Old 07-27-08, 06:06 PM
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Too much money for Sasha. They should have gotten him for $12M at the most.
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Yep, and I would have rather them sign Turiaf. Oh well.
Old 08-09-08, 09:28 AM
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Kobe says Europe a possibility
By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports
3 hours, 42 minutes ago

BEIJING – Kobe Bryant won’t sign a contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers until he has tested the global market, the U.S. Olympic basketball star told Yahoo! Sports on Saturday.

Asked whether he plans to solicit overseas offers before signing an extension, Bryant flatly said yes.

It’s possible Bryant could leave the NBA for Europe – perhaps in a dual role of owner and player – as early as next summer. Bryant is signed with the Lakers through the 2010-11 season, but can opt out after next season.

Suddenly, the best player in the world seems determined to pair the changing global economics with his unparalleled popularity to create an international bidding war. A day earlier, Bryant told the Boston Globe that he would consider a $50 million offer to play in Europe.

“As players, the business of the game (is) evolving,” Bryant said before a Team USA practice at Beijing Normal University. “I think free agency now is becoming a global thing …. When players become free agents, the team they’re currently with – their competition is no longer the rest of the teams in the NBA. But it’s global. So, the market’s opened up. So we’ll just have to see how the league responds to it.”

Bryant spent several years of his childhood in Italy and loves it there. Seven years ago, he bought an ownership stake in Olimpia Milano of the Italian league for his father Joe to run. When Bryant was asked whether he held intrigue with owning and playing on a team together, he said, “Absolutely.”

Some basketball executives believe Bryant’s ultimate ambition might be to have a majority ownership with a powerhouse Italian team while serving as its superstar. What’s more, Bryant, 29, insists that it wouldn’t be such a leap of faith for him to leave the NBA.

“I think people kind of make it out to be a little more than what it is,” he said.

With the Lakers’ resurgence and Bryant having won his first most valuable player award last season, it was believed that he would sign a long-term, maximum contract without pursuing unrestricted free agency. Now, Bryant is suggesting that the possibility of a monumental European offer – perhaps paired with ownership – has armed him with fresh leverage.

This summer, the movement of players to Europe – as well as a belief that several European teams are gearing up to lure NBA superstars with contracts worth $30- to $40 million annually – has made him believe that this could be an option for him. Josh Childress of the Atlanta Hawks signed a three-year, $20 million deal with Olympiakos of Greece. Several other good NBA players, including Carlos Delfino and Juan Carlos Navarro, left the NBA for multi-million dollar European offers.

“Childress, Delfino, and all these other offers start coming up and all of a sudden you start hearing the talk circulating from teams over there and what they’re willing to do,” Bryant said. “As athletes, you have to listen to that. That’s the least you can do.”

Even so, Bryant conceded that it would be “Almost impossible … very difficult …” to leave the Lakers, who are primed to make a run at multiple championships over the next several years.

“But,” he said cryptically, “it is what it is.”
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Originally Posted by devilshalo
Kobe says Europe a possibility
By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports
3 hours, 42 minutes ago

BEIJING – Kobe Bryant won’t sign a contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers until he has tested the global market, the U.S. Olympic basketball star told Yahoo! Sports on Saturday.

Asked whether he plans to solicit overseas offers before signing an extension, Bryant flatly said yes.

It’s possible Bryant could leave the NBA for Europe – perhaps in a dual role of owner and player – as early as next summer. Bryant is signed with the Lakers through the 2010-11 season, but can opt out after next season.

Suddenly, the best player in the world seems determined to pair the changing global economics with his unparalleled popularity to create an international bidding war. A day earlier, Bryant told the Boston Globe that he would consider a $50 million offer to play in Europe.

“As players, the business of the game (is) evolving,” Bryant said before a Team USA practice at Beijing Normal University. “I think free agency now is becoming a global thing …. When players become free agents, the team they’re currently with – their competition is no longer the rest of the teams in the NBA. But it’s global. So, the market’s opened up. So we’ll just have to see how the league responds to it.”

Bryant spent several years of his childhood in Italy and loves it there. Seven years ago, he bought an ownership stake in Olimpia Milano of the Italian league for his father Joe to run. When Bryant was asked whether he held intrigue with owning and playing on a team together, he said, “Absolutely.”

Some basketball executives believe Bryant’s ultimate ambition might be to have a majority ownership with a powerhouse Italian team while serving as its superstar. What’s more, Bryant, 29, insists that it wouldn’t be such a leap of faith for him to leave the NBA.

“I think people kind of make it out to be a little more than what it is,” he said.

With the Lakers’ resurgence and Bryant having won his first most valuable player award last season, it was believed that he would sign a long-term, maximum contract without pursuing unrestricted free agency. Now, Bryant is suggesting that the possibility of a monumental European offer – perhaps paired with ownership – has armed him with fresh leverage.

This summer, the movement of players to Europe – as well as a belief that several European teams are gearing up to lure NBA superstars with contracts worth $30- to $40 million annually – has made him believe that this could be an option for him. Josh Childress of the Atlanta Hawks signed a three-year, $20 million deal with Olympiakos of Greece. Several other good NBA players, including Carlos Delfino and Juan Carlos Navarro, left the NBA for multi-million dollar European offers.

“Childress, Delfino, and all these other offers start coming up and all of a sudden you start hearing the talk circulating from teams over there and what they’re willing to do,” Bryant said. “As athletes, you have to listen to that. That’s the least you can do.”

Even so, Bryant conceded that it would be “Almost impossible … very difficult …” to leave the Lakers, who are primed to make a run at multiple championships over the next several years.

“But,” he said cryptically, “it is what it is.”
I hope Kobe leaves the Lakers and the Lakers will go back to the cellar where they belong
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Good riddance!

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First LeBron, now Kobe

I'l believe it when I see it.
Old 09-05-08, 11:08 PM
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http://www.nba.com/lakers/news/bynum....html?rss=true

Andrew Bynum Speaks with Local Media 9/5/08
September 5, 2008

Andrew Bynum met with local media today to discuss his summer, more particularly his continued path back from his knee injury, and also his reflections on the past season and his hopes for the upcoming campaign.

Andrew has spent the past 6 weeks in Atlanta working on his fitness and conditioning as well as individual skill work. He finished his rehab shortly after the season and reported the knee as pain free while working through the various exercises.

Now back in LA, Bynum will begin working out with Lakers coaches Kurt Rambis and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to continue to build on the development he made last season.

Andrew also discussed playing with Pau Gasol, who joined the Lakers after Andrew's injury last season, his expectations for the Lakers success next season, his feelings during last year's NBA Finals and his contract status.

Check out our video of the press conference (click on link above).


Lakers first preseason game is only a month away!

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Old 09-07-08, 01:38 AM
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Great Bynum update. Painful waiting for this season to start....can't wait, I'll be there for the opening night game
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http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3578123

Kobe bristles at recovery time, opts to not have surgery
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Updated: September 9, 2008, 4:22 PM ET

LOS ANGELES -- Reigning NBA MVP Kobe Bryant will not have surgery on his right pinkie because recovery would take too long.

Bryant has played with damaged ligaments in the finger since February, but said Tuesday that he won't have surgery after seeking opinions from hand specialists.

"When the doctors told me recovery from a procedure could be 12 weeks, I just decided now was not the time to have surgery," Bryant said on the Web site kb24.com. "What it really came down to for me is that I just didn't want to miss any time 'punching the clock' for the Lakers, given all we are trying to accomplish as a team this NBA season."

Bryant averaged 28.3 points while playing in all 82 games despite injuring the finger Feb. 5 against the New Jersey Nets. The Lakers guard put off the surgery until after the Beijing Olympics, where he helped lead the United States to the gold medal.

The Lakers open training camp Sept. 27 and start the regular season at home against the Portland Trail Blazers on Oct. 28.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
That's funny, yesterday I was going to post an ESPN story saying that he was going to get surgery, but I guess he changed his mind.

If anyone can play thru the pain, it's Kobe. Hopefully, he can make it as far as the Lakers can and then have next summer to do the surgery.

Chris
Old 09-09-08, 04:16 PM
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I like the jab at Shaq, who decidedly got surgery during "company time."
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I like the jab at Shaq, who decidedly got surgery during "company time."
Is that who he was referring to regarding 'punching the clock'?

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Old 09-09-08, 04:46 PM
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Is that who he was referring to regarding 'punching the clock'?

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Sounds like it. Shaq was known for saying that he got hurt on company time, so he was going to have surgery and heel on company time rather then during his offseason.

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