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Kobe tweets “Amnesty THAT” after scoring 38 on Mavs & breaking OJ Mayo’s ankles

Published on February 25th, 2013 by Astramskas, David | 2,827 views

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You might have heard the ridiculous idea that if the Lakers have to make a decision on keeping Kobe or Dwight in the summer they might have to use the amnesty clause on Bryant.  This ideas came from Mavs owner Mark Cuban and by coincidence the Lakers happened to play Cuban’s Mavs this weekend.  Bryant let his game do the talking as he scored 38 points and made Cuban glad that his players have great insurance when OJ had his ankles broken (not literally people that take things too literally) by a Kobe crossover.  After the game Kobe tweeted 2 words.

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If you want to know more about the Cuban/Kobe/Amnesty topic, here’s what Sports Illustrated wrote up.

“If you look at their payroll, even if Dwight [Howard] comes back, you’ve got to ask the question: Should [the Lakers] amnesty Kobe?…I’m just saying that hypothetically. When I say amnesty Kobe, I don’t think they’d do it, but they’ve got some choices to make. Now, they’re in a big market, but they’re still limited. The Knicks, the same thing. Boston, same thing.”

The Lakers responded by deeming the comments “inappropriate” and Cuban later clarified that he was merely using Bryant as an example to illustrate a point, according to ESPNDallas.com.

“Any time you try to explain the CBA, it’s hard to do without giving an example,” Cuban said while working out on his stair stepper before Sunday’s game against the Lakers. “Whenever the commissioner or anybody talks about the CBA, they talk about Dallas and Tyson Chandler or Dallas and Dirk or whatever. You’ve got to use examples.

“I was clear saying it was hypothetical and I didn’t expect it to be that way, but it was a good example because they have the highest payroll and the highest-paid player in the league. That’s the end of the story.”

Read More: http://nba.si.com/2013/02/24/kobe-bryant-amnesty-lakers-mark-cuban-mavericks/

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