Found February 25, 2013 on
A few days ago, Mavs owner Mark Cuban thought he was funny when he suggested that the Lakers should amnesty Kobe Bryant at the end of this season to create cap flexibility for themselves.
Bryant and the Lakers did not find the comments amusing, and Bryant himself let Cuban know just how he felt by dropping 38-12-7 on the Mavericks yesterday in a Lakers win.
After the game Kobe tweeted out to whoever was listening, “Amnesty That.”
Cuban backed tracked on his comments, and now says he was talking in a hypothetical sense according to ESPN Dallas.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he was just trying to help educate folks on the collective bargaining agreement when he hypothetically suggested that the Los Angeles Lakers should consider using the amnesty clause on Kobe Bryant.
Cuban then addressed the amnesty comments.
“Any time you try to explain the CBA, it’s hard to do without giving an example,” he said. “Whenever the commissioner or anybody talks about the CBA, they talk about Dallas and Tyson Chandler or Dallas and Dirk or whatever. You’ve got to use examples.
“I was clear saying it was hypothetical and I didn’t expect it to be that way, but it was a good example because they have the highest payroll and the highest-paid player in the league. That’s the end of the story.”
I get the feeling Mark Cuban would love the Lakers to amnesty Kobe Bryant so he could give Mamba $30 million himself.
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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...
Mark Cuban thought he was pretty funny over the weekend, when he suggested that the Lakers should amnesty Kobe Bryant in the off-season to take his $30 million salary off their books.
The NBA didn’t find it funny, and CBSSports.com is reporting that the league is investigating those comments.
The NBA is debating whether to fine Cuban for saying Friday that the Lakers should consider...
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...
Mark Cuban gets in trouble for saying all kinds of things, so it wasn’t surprising when his suggestion that a conference rival get rid of its best player was met with squawks.
Kobe Bryant going off for 38 points and then tweeting “Amnesty THAT” was just the beginning, though. The NBA is now looking into fining Cuban for his comments, according to The Los Angeles Times.
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