Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 2/26/13

Kobe Bryant took a shot at Mark Cuban after his Los Angeles Lakers won in Dallas Sunday 103-99, sending a succinct yet powerful tweet: Amnesty THAT — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) February 24, 2013 Bryant isn’t always efficient on the court, but he sure as heck was with that tweet. Two words, one sick burn. Bryant’s tweet came in response to Cuban saying on Friday that the new salary cap rules are so harsh that the Lakers theoretically could consider releasing Kobe via the amnesty provision. The Lakers were upset with the Mavericks owner for making the remarks, while Kobe responded that Cuban was saying that so he could slyly pick up Kobe if he became available. Cuban defended his comments by saying they were just hypothetical, though he did admit that he would never do it with Dirk Nowitzki, who has a similar meaning to the Mavericks as a franchise player and champion. Clearly the remarks stuck in Bryant’s mind and motivated him Sunday. He went off for 38 points, 12 rebounds, and 7 assists, two days after he scored 40 in a win over Portland. Bryant was locked in for the fourth quarter. He re-entered the game with 9:06 left and made three straight tough shots. He went 5-for-5 in the fourth quarter and 3-of-4 at the line, and you could tell he wasn’t going to lose that game. At 34 years old, Kobe is looking for anything to keep him motivated. He can thank Cuban for providing him with some fuel the past few days. As for Cuban, well, he handled Kobe’s taunt quite well: Nice to know there is a least one team and theirplayers, outside of the Mavs, that listen to everything I say. — Mark Cuban (@mcuban) February 24, 2013 It’s not the first time Cuban’s mouth has gotten him in trouble, and it won’t be the last. We can thank the two of them for helping to keep the game interesting. The post Kobe Bryant blasts Mark Cuban over Twitter after beating Mavs appeared first on Larry Brown Sports. Related posts: Lakers are not happy about Mark Cuban saying they should amnesty Kobe Bryant Mark Cuban says he thought the Mavericks had traded for Kobe Bryant in 2007 Mark Cuban on Lakers: I hope they suck

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