Originally written on Beyond The Buzzer  |  Last updated 11/18/14

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 08: Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban holds up one of Floyd Mayweather Jrs. belts before Mayweather Jr. took on Ricky Hatton of England in their WBC world welterweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Huh? Mark Cuban went on ESPN Dallas radio Friday morning and openly wondered if the Lakers should amnesty Kobe Bryant to free up their $100 million payroll next season if Dwight Howard stays in LA. If the Lakers remain $30 million over, their luxury tax bill $142.5 million next season (stat via ESPN).  Cuban admits it’s unlikely but think’s it will be a legitimate question as Bryant will make a league-high $30.45 million next season. According to ESPN Dallas: “If you look at their payroll, even if Dwight (Howard) comes back, you’ve got to ask the question: Should they amnesty Kobe?” Cuban said during an appearance on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM’s “Ben and Skin Show.” “So I’m just saying that hypothetically. When I say amnesty Kobe, I don’t think they’d do it, but they’ve got some choices to make.”
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