Found July 11, 2013 on Sports-Glory:

The Los Angeles Lakers waived forward Metta World Peace on Thursday under the NBA’s amnesty provision. “Its tough to say goodbye to a player such as Metta, who has been a significant part of our team the past four 


Kobe Bryant: I won’t take a pay cut on next contract

Kobe Bryant believes he is one of the top players in the NBA, so he’s not about to give the Los Angeles Lakers a discount on his services, even if a pay cut would help the team. At least, that’s what he said on Wednesday. Bryant was asked by Lakers Nation’s Serena Winters about the [...]

Los Angeles Lakers must do the right thing

As expected, the Los Angeles Lakers roster moves in the aftermath of Dwight Howard choosing to join the Houston Rockets have been pedestrian. As currently constructed, the Lakers simply aren’t capable of outright signing marquee players. Though they aren’t franchise-changing additions, Chris Kaman and reportedly Jordan Farmar, should help stabilize a bench that failed to meet...

Howard wanted Kobe amnestied?

Reports indicate that Dwight Howard expressed concern about Kobe Bryant's future with the Lakers, apparently even suggesting the team use its amnesty provision.

Kobe Bryant Says He Will Not Take A Pay Cut In 2014

                                                                                                                 [2:37 mark] In an interview at his basketball camp Wednesday, Kobe Bryant was asked by Serena Winters of Lakers Nation if he had thought about taking a pay cut in his upcoming contract. The 34-year-old, who is due...

Kobe Bryant won't take pay cut

Typical selfish Kobe Bryant. Unlike other stars, Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Duncan, and other aging players, Kobe Bryant said next summer he will not take a pay cut to help the Los Angeles Lakers improve their team. SBnation reports that the highest paid player in the NBA will be looking to "get his" next summer. I'm not taking any (pay cut) at all - that's the negotiation...

Nash on Howard: He didn't want to be a Laker

The Lakers season was a 'disaster', according to point guard Steve Nash, and that was before the Dwight Howard free-agency saga. Nash, speaking on the radio on Tuesday, said he felt Howard never wanted to be a Laker. "Ultimately, I think Dwight wasn't comfortable here and didn't want to be here and I think if he didn't want to be here, there's no point...

Report: Nash knew Howard would go

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash doesn't believe Dwight Howard ever wanted to join the franchise and didn't expect the covered center to re-sign as a free agent. "Ultimately, I think Dwight wasn't comfortable here and didn't want to be here and I think if he didn't want to be here, there's no point for anyone in him being here," Nash told ESPN...

Joakim Noah scores goal in Steve Nash charity soccer game, provides epic goal celebration

Last month was Steve Nash’s charity soccer game in New York City and well, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah scored the game-winning goal. As you might figure, Joakim decided to celebrate his accomplishment: *** Joakim Noah scores goal in Steve Nash charity soccer game [The Basketball Jones]

Dwight Howard didn’t want to share the Lakers with Kobe Bryant

In news that should shock absolutely no one, ESPN is reporting that Dwight Howard did not want to return to the Lakers if Kobe Bryant was planning on staying beyond the 2013-2014 season. A week before NBA free agency kicked off, Kobe Bryant made it clear that he planed to play for two to three more seasons thus making it obvious that it would be quite sometime before the Lakers would...

Metta’s Tweet Response Is Priceless

Gotta love this guy. Always entertaining, always with a smile. Sure he always makes you feel a little uncomfortable, but that comes with the whole package. Meanwhile, Kobe Bryant took to Twitter to thank his departing buddy: “No game 7 win without Metta! This is a tough day for laker nation #misspeace #newcbacasualty.” Misspeace indeed. Lakers Amnesty Metta Sandler Compares Shaq To Farley

Metta World Peace reacts humorously to reports he’ll be amnestied

Reports are circulating that indicate the Los Angeles Lakers will use its amnesty provision to cut ties with eccentric forward Metta World Peace, ending a modestly successful, if not interesting, stint on the West Coast for the artist formerly known as Ron Artest. World Peace is due $7.7 million next season on an expiring contract, [...]The post Metta World Peace reacts humorously...

Kobe and Shaq: The Greatest Duo Ever

I know this is a very controversial topic and we’re all here to argue, but if we’re going to have this debate, we’re going to have to do it right. Let's lay down some ground rules before we get to the topic:  1) Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant were on the same team at a specific period so… a) I'm not saying Shaq and anybody else would have been a great...

NBA sets 2013-14 salary cap, luxury tax numbers

LOS ANGELES With the moratorium on free agent signings over as of 9:01 p.m. PT Tuesday, the NBA has released its salary cap and luxury tax information for 2013-14. The league raised its salary cap just slightly, from 58.044 million last season to 58.679 next. The luxury tax threshold jumped from 70.307 to 71.748. Both numbers had remained constant from 2011-12 to 2012-13. Whats...
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