Found February 20, 2014 on Sports-Glory:

Kobe Bryant isn’t happy that his Los Angeles Lakers have traded point guard Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks. Not cool with @SteveBlake5 being gone AT ALL One of my closest teammates and psycho competitor GS picked up gem #smartmove — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) February 20, 2014 The 33-year-old Blake was averaging 9.5 points and 7.6 assists per game this season for the Lakers. Blake was in the final year of his four-year, $16 million deal that he signed with the Lakers in 2010. Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak explained his decision to trade Blake on Thursday. Kupchak: “As a person & player we loved (Steve Blake).” Reason? Gained two young players to look at, more PT for Marshall/Farmar. — Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) February 20, 2014 Kupchak: “We have a plan. I can’t guarantee you can execute a plan, but we’re well positioned… — Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) February 20, 2014 The post Kobe Bryant ‘not cool’ with Steve Blake trade, Lakers GM explains decision appeared first on Sports Glory.


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