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According to a person who spoke on the condition of anonymity because an official announcement has not yet been made, the Star Tribune is reporting that the NBA contacted the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday to inform the team that the referees erred by not calling a foul on Kobe Bryant for interfering with Ricky Rubio’s desperation three-pointer at the conclusion of Wednesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
The NBA reportedly told the T’Wolves that Kobe’s contact with Rubio’s wrist as he attempted the three three-point shot that would have tied the game. Instead, no foul was called and the Lakers won the game, 120-117.
Video of the play in question follows.
Rubio was despondent immediately after the play, holding up his arms in disbelief that no foul call was made. In the locker room afterward, Rubio said, “I don’t like to lose. I hate it. Sometimes it’s tough when you give everything and something like that happens. Just ...
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It was yet another nail in the proverbial coffin for the Lakers last night, as they lost yet again to the Milwaukee Bucks and Kobe Bryant left the arena with another injury, an apparent bone spur in his foot that flared up. He was spotted on one crutch Tiny Tim style. If the Lakers make the playoffs, Kobe will have to declare, “God bless us, everyone!”
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Rubio, after being mauled by Kobe Bryant on a non-call that would have netted JJ Barea a 30-game suspension if the roles were reversed
Too bad so sad. It is becoming increasingly difficult to exhibit anything but the highest degrees of apathy towards this team right now. About the only thing worthwhile remains watching Ricky Rubio give everything he has night in...
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Stars get the calls, apparently even on the road.
Kobe Bryant looks just fine at playing small forward.
Bryant had 31 points and seven assists in his first game there filling in for the injured Metta World Peace to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 120-117 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night, their 22nd straight win over the Timberwolves.
Dwight Howard had 25 points, 16 rebounds, five blocks and five steals, and Pau Gasol...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the discussions says the NBA has informed the Minnesota Timberwolves that the referee crew erred on Wednesday night in not calling a foul on Lakers guard Kobe Bryant on the final play of the game.
The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement has not been made, said the league contacted the Timberwolves...
The Los Angeles Lakers have termed Kobe Bryant as probable to play despite a foot and ankle injury, while Steve Nash may not be able to play due to a hip injury.Bryant is dealing with a bone spur in his foot and a sprained ankle. He received treatment for both injuries yesterday, and he is probable to play in today’s pivotal matchup against the Sacramento Kings. Every game from...
MINNEAPOLIS The basketball is in Steve Nash's hands, then quickly tossed away.
The ball is a rebound that no longer matters.
Ricky Rubio's hands are on his head. The clock rests at zero. He doesn't know where to walk or to look.
Jason Phillips, a referee, is answering the Timberwolves point guard: "No. Okay, alright."
But that was all. No redo, no replay...
Injuries have been a constant theme for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. The team learned Wednesday that it lost one of it's most durable players. Metta World Peace, who injured his left knee in Monday night's game against the Warriors,
MINNEAPOLIS — The Los Angeles Lakers’ push for the playoffs just got a whole lot tougher.
Lakers forward Metta World Peace, the team’s best perimeter defender, is scheduled to have surgery on Thursday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. He’ll miss a minimum of six weeks, the team announced Wednesday.
That means that even if the Lakers get into the playoffs — they’re...
MILWAUKEE -- Many players have tried to call themselves Kobe Stoppers in years past.
While nobody has ever truly stopped one of the greatest scorers in NBA history, the best defenders have found a way to make him work for his points.
A quick glance at Thursday's box score shows that Bryant scored 30 points against the Bucks. What it doesn't show is how hard he had to work...
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Ricky Rubio ($7500)
Eric Bledsoe ($4400)
Jason Terry ($3900)
Jamal Crawford ($5300)
Jeff Green ($6400)
Paul Pierce ($7800)
Dirk Nowitzki ($7800)
Carmelo Anthony ($9400)
Greg Monroe ($7500)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace will have surgery on a torn meniscus in his left knee and miss the next six weeks.
The Lakers announced the timeline on Wednesday. World Peace is scheduled to have surgery Thursday and he won't be ready when the playoffs begin next month, if the Lakers reach the postseason.
They are in eighth place in the West...