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On Friday night, Mark Cuban raised the question of whether or not the Los Angeles Lakers could benefit from releasing Kobe Bryant through the amnesty provision next season. From a financial standpoint, it makes sense. The Lakers are looking to sign Dwight Howard to a long-term extension and are about $30 million over the luxury tax. Kobe is set to earn $30.45 million next season, and he isn’t getting any younger. That being said, he’s Kobe Bryant.
“If you look at their payroll, even if Dwight (Howard) comes back, you’ve got to ask the question: Should they amnesty Kobe?” Cuban told Ben and Skin on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM. “You just don’t know, right? It’s the same reason I wouldn’t get rid of Dirk (Nowitzki). I’ll take a hit for a season rather than get rid of Dirk. That’s just it. I’ve made that commitment to him over the years, and he’s returned that commitment. Maybe that’s selfish, but that’s just the way it is.
“So I’m just saying that hypothetically. When I say amnesty Kob
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Burn……….. Kobe went 13-21, 38 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists, while torching several Dallas Mavericks defenders in the process. Mark Cuban had suggested that the Lakers should Amnesty Kobe and here is what Kobe had to say about that. Amnesty THAT — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) February 24, 2013 This is Kobe’s 17th year in the league and even though the team isn’t playing...
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DALLAS (AP) -- Mavericks owner Mark Cuban doesn't expect to hear from the league over his suggestion the Los Angeles Lakers could reduce their salary cap tax by dumping Kobe Bryant through the amnesty clause.
Cuban said before Dallas' game against the Lakers Sunday he made it clear during a radio interview Friday that he was speaking hypothetically, and he was just trying...
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