The next time Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak emerges from a phone booth? he had best have Superman in tow.
If not, there's no telling what type of insurrection he might have on his hands. Pitchforks and torches are only a start.
That's the way things are looking in Los Angeles, where the fallout from commissioner David Stern putting the kibosh on the Lakers' trade for Chris Paul is looking severe.
After Stern's veto of a deal that would have sent Pau Gasol to Houston and Lamar Odom to New Orleans in exchange for Paul, the Lakers sent Odom to Dallas on Sunday for a first-round pick and an 8.9 million trade exception.
Such a salary dump which would save 18 million in salary and luxury tax, and came at Odom's request figures to be a precursor to another move, presumably a play for a caped Dwight Howard. But Kobe Bryant was one of several wary Lakers who expressed their displeasure.
"I don't like it," Bryant told reporters Sunday, noting that the deal not only...