Originally written November 14, 2012 on NESN.com:
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Enjoy the following sentence, because this will probably be the only time you ever see it written: Kobe Bryant is no Raja Bell. Bryant may have five NBA championship rings and a trophy case full of various Most Valuable Player awards, but the 2012 edition of the future Hall of Fame shooting guard is well below Bell circa 2006 on the defensive end. In everything else, Bryant puts to shame the 36-year-old guard currently embroiled in a buyout dispute with the Utah Jazz, but in this one area, Bryant now does not stack up to Bell then. This matters because the word “Showtime” has kept coming up in the last three days, as the Lakers attempt to deflect criticism of their decision to hire Mike D’Antoni over Phil Jackson. By throwing around the nickname for the most exciting era in Los Angeles basketball history, the Lakers momentarily silence even the most passionate Jacksonphiles. After all, no one can argue with memories of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and James Worthy, no matter h...
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  • Bell, would be an option but I would rather make room for Michael Petrius (not should of spelling his last name) and
    Jose Calderon thereby solving two issues. MP, can provide "D" at both,2&3 spot. While J. Calderon is probably the best backup at the point. Their are both younger then Bell and without rehabing from a previous year jury. Adding these two players to your bench would be a move in the right direction. Trading both Steve Blake and Devin Eubanks would be a salary off-set but with more production from your bench. D. Eubanks hasn't produce very much after several opportunities. M. Petrius, has played form M.D'Antoni and Steve Nash with the Suns before, being traded to Orlando, there he played with D. Howard.
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