Found November 11, 2012 on The Juicy Online:
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 tha...
2 Comments:
  • I'm sure Kobe wasn't happy with LOSING and possibly the Practicing of an offense that wasn't working for their talents, or that ignored specific talents lets say. So What? everyone has there own opinion when something stinks and everyone is pointing fingers.
    I'm sure everyone smelled it and had some thoughts...again whats the big news there? Professionally it wasn't his call. Why Whine or complain The big guys were on it!
  • What a title for an Article!, lets see lets make something up just to be read! Sources are often other media persons and not anyone who actually knows anything
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