Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 2/25/13
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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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