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Over the past 24 hours, many top stars in the NBA are suggesting that Mike Brown got fired, not because of the Los Angeles Lakers (then) 1-4 record, but cause of one man.... Kobe Bryant.According to sources, many inside the L.A. Lakers began looking at Kobe during the team's practices and notice that Bryant (although presented a happy appearance) wasn't happy at all with the direction the Lakers were going. It's being said that executives began hearing about how unhappy Kobe was and decided that it would be best to keep their star happy and cut Mike Brown.One of the executives who heard that Kobe Bryant was unhappy and decided that it was time that Brown should end his SHORT stint with the team was Phil Jackson's girlfriend Jeanie Buss. Although her and the other executives couldn't officially pull the plug on Mike Brown, she along with the others pitched the idea to L.A. Lakers owner Jerry Buss (who's the father of Jeanie Buss) to fire Brown.Some believe that the L.A. Lakers couldn't move on from Phil Jackson aka they needed to win one more championship before letting Phil retire "in peace".On Friday, Kobe Bryant talked about the firing of Mike Brown on his Facebook page, something which was asked for him to do by team executives so that he wouldn't be pictured as the fall guy for getting Mike Brown fired."Though day. I've seen coaches as well as friends come and go. No matter how many years I've been playing. It's still hard to deal with. I had a good relationship with Mike and I will continue to have one. I wish him and his family nothing but the best. I spoke with him today (Friday) and thanked him for all his hard work and sacrifice," Bryant wrote on his Facebook status wall.Where was all the love when Kobe gave Mike Brown the "stare of death" during their loss to the Utah Jazz (below).Lebron James (who played for Mike Brown when the two were in Cleveland) tried to speak about the matter on Friday. James spoke with ESPN, "I've got a lot to say, but I'm not going to say it right now," but before James could end his thoughts about the matter, a Miami PR person cut the interview short, which is making some believe that James believes that Brown was fired by Kobe.Lamar Odom (former L.A. Lakers now L.A. Clippers star) suggested that Bryant had something to do with Bryant being fired. When a TMZ camera paparazzo asked Odom whether or not Bryant played any part in Brown being fried by the Lakers, Odom gave this for an answers (without any PR person around). "What's the most important tool in America? It's power."Can we all say that Brown received the SCREW JOB by Los Angeles?
BEST OF MAXIM
The Los Angeles Lakers announced Friday that they have fired head coach Mike Brown only five games into the season after a disappointing 1-4 start. You have to wonder if the tipping point in the decision by the Lakers front office was the "death stare" that Kobe Bryant gave to Brown near the end of Wednesday night's loss to the Utah Jazz. The video went viral and...
Though we fully believe that Kobe Bryant knew that Mike Brown was going to be fired before today, Bryant obviously has to play like he didn’t.
And in keeping up with the charade, Bryant posted a statement on his Facebook page about the firing calling today, “a tough day”.
Tough day. I’ve seen coaches as well as friends come and go. No matter how many years I’ve been playing...
Mike Brown lasted a shortened season and five games as the Lakers head coach before the team decided to part ways.
When news broke that Brown had been fired on Friday despite reports that he would at least have the upcoming homestand to make a case to keep his job, the Internet went wild. Everyone from writers to celebrities to fans went crazy.
Here is a sampling of what transpired...
The inevitable happened. Somebody wake up Uncle Phil Jackson.
Kobe Bryant stated his “death stare” wasn’t directed towards ex-Lakers head coach, Mike Brown on Wednesday. And that might be true. It did however offer foreshadowing of the inevitable, Mike Brown being fired. Kobe has posted his reaction to Mike Brown’s firing on Facebook: Tough day. I’ve seen coaches as well as friends come and [...]
Kobe Bryant scored 27 points, Pau Gasol added 14 points and 16 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers responded to coach Mike Brown's firing earlier Friday with a 101-77 victory over the Golden State Warriors.
Jordan Hill scored 14 points for the Lakers, who had just a few hours to absorb Brown's dismissal after just 18 months on the job. Following a bumpy first half under...
The Los Angeles Lakers have hired former Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni instead of Phil Jackson, reports LATimes.com.
D'Antoni, 61, signed a reported four year deal that may pay him $12 million for three guaranteed seasons with a team option in the fourth year. He will join the team in a week or two after he recovers from knee-replacement surgery...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant scored 27 points, Pau Gasol added 14 points and 16 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers responded to coach Mike Brown's firing earlier Friday with a 101-77 victory over the Golden State Warriors.
Jordan Hill scored 14 points for the Lakers, who had just a few hours to absorb Brown's dismissal after just 18 months on the job. Following a bumpy...
Is D’Antoni a better fit than uncle Phil Jackson?
Tweet Reports are pointing to the Los Angeles Lakers bringing back Phil Jackson, saying there is a 95% chance Jackson will return for his third stint as their head coach. The Lakers coaching vacancy was created when the team fired Mike Brown after a disappointing 1-4 record to begin the season. Jackson led the Lakers [...]
After the Lakers fired Mike Brown yesterday, one of the names being tossed around to be his successor was former Lakers head man, Phil Jackson.During the third quarter of last night's Warriors/Lakers, fans in attendance at the Staples Center started chanting "We Want Phil" when Kobe Bryant was at the free throw line(Courtesy of Business Insider)
Los Angeles Lakers fire head coach Mike Brown.
Raise your hand if you DID NOT see this coming.
The handwriting was on the wall for Coach Mike Brown when Kobe Bryant stared a whole in is head during Wednesday’s loss to the Utah Jazz, and even more so when heir to the throne, Jim Buss, expressed his “confidence” in Brown.
So much for smoke and mirrors.
Some Saturday afternoon links:
- NBA 2K13 was tops in sales charts for the month of October. |Pastapadre|
- Kobe Bryant had a big game, propelling the Lakers to their second victory of the season, on the day the team fired its coach, Mike Brown. |Ball Don't Lie|
- Here's a compilation of Charles Barkley's greatest golf hits. |With Leather|
- The Knicks, some former...