Found November 09, 2012 on
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 in the minutes following the news.
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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...
Kobe Bryant may have summed up the Lakers’ season under coach Mike Brown with the death stare he gave in the final minute of Wednesday night’s game. Look at that classic death stare he gave Brown. I mean if looks could kill, Brown would be in a coffin. Bryant could freeze a desert with a glare that icy.
That look came as the Lakers lost to the Utah Jazz 95-86 to drop to 1-4...
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...
After the Lakers loss to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, cameras focused in on Kobe Bryant giving someone a death stare. Most assumed, myself included that Kobe Bryant was giving that “look” to head coach Mike Brown. Kobe has since come out and said “people are bored” and he’s “too old” for this stuff, [...]
In the waining seconds of Wednesday night’s 86-95 loss to the Utah Jazz, Kobe Bryant gave Lakers head coach Mike Brown one of the more intense looks we’ve ever seen.Hope I’m never on the receiving end of Kobe’s death stare.
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...
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...
From the LA Times and our Laker Insider, Eric Pincus discuses the "death stare" between Kobe Bryant and Mike Brown. Eric also gives his insight on how the Lakers have been performing this season, and what they have to improve.
Much like the Kobe Bryant video we saw a couple years ago, this video of New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lloyd jumping over a smart car is about to make the viral rounds on the Internet. Before you all scream “FAKE!!!!!” just know that Lloyd was asked about the video yesterday in the Patriots locker room and admitted that their might have been some digital tricks...
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)
Based on the Los Angeles Lakers' poor start, a visit from the Golden State Warriors no longer seems like a sure victory for Kobe Bryant and his teammates.
The Lakers hope to rebound from another defeat while trying for a ninth consecutive home win over the Warriors on Friday night.
Even with Bryant, Dwight Howard, Steve Nash and Pau Gasol in the same uniform, Los Angeles (1...
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...