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Old 02-22-2013, 10:41 PM   #46
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Default Re: Mark Cuban suggests that Lakers consider using amnesty on Kobe Bryant

Gotta love Cuban.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:44 PM   #47
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OP lacks comprehension skills.

And amnestying Kobe would probably be the dumbest thing ever. Lakers will fade into irrelevancy when Kobe is gone.

The Lakers will NEVER "fade into irrelevancy". Kobe doesn't make that franchise.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:47 PM   #48
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The Lakers will NEVER "fade into irrelevancy". Kobe doesn't make that franchise.


No kidding. Some here need to study their history....Lakers have had Wilt, Jerry West, Magic, Kareem, Shaq, Kobe....and thats just naming a few spanning generations.


Fade into irrelevancy? come on now folks.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:58 PM   #49
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What's your point? Amnestying Kobe Bryant would do absolutely nothing for the rebuilding process.


My point is that the Lakers will never win a title with Kobe taking up half the salary cap. Obviously they aren't going to amnesty him... but they also aren't winning a title. If they did choose to amnesty him, they would also need to dump Gasol's contract, which would be about 50 million off the books. Resign Dwight, add some shooters, move towards the future.

Again, until Kobe's contract comes off the books, the Lakers will never win an NBA title. They need to rebuild, and paying a 35 year old SG 30 million a year isn't part of the rebuilding process.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:40 AM   #50
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Apparently Mark Cuban and 90% of the posters on this board are idiots. I mean the Lakers could amnesty Gasol or World Peace if they wanted to save money or they could just you wait a year and let all their big contracts expire
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:55 AM   #51
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The Lakers will NEVER "fade into irrelevancy". Kobe doesn't make that franchise.

Jerry Buss, the architect of the Lakers success for all these years, is gone. Kobe is all they've got now. Who's gonna take over the reigns when he retires? Dwight Howard?

Going from Kobe to Dwight as your franchise player is a monumental downgrade.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:40 AM   #52
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Default Re: Mark Cuban suggests that Lakers consider using amnesty on Kobe Bryant

Why are people even discussing this? You're out of touch with reality if you think they'll even consider this. So many reasons why it makes no sense. You still have to pay a player his salary if you amnesty him, so the Lakers would pay Kobe $30m to NOT play for them?
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:39 AM   #53
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My point is that the Lakers will never win a title with Kobe taking up half the salary cap. Obviously they aren't going to amnesty him... but they also aren't winning a title. If they did choose to amnesty him, they would also need to dump Gasol's contract, which would be about 50 million off the books. Resign Dwight, add some shooters, move towards the future.

Again, until Kobe's contract comes off the books, the Lakers will never win an NBA title. They need to rebuild, and paying a 35 year old SG 30 million a year isn't part of the rebuilding process.




Cuban touch a nerve with Laker Stans and there front office...

You can't sit up here and tell me that the Lakers front office NEVER talked about using the amnesty on Kobe...the Lakers front office just don't want to get Hate that's gonna come from it.

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Old 02-23-2013, 06:21 AM   #54
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Why would anyone amnesty something as valuable as an expiring contract?

The entire roster next season is basically expiring deals aside from Nash

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Old 02-23-2013, 06:27 AM   #55
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Default Re: Mark Cuban suggests that Lakers consider using amnesty on Kobe Bryant

why is 20 mil not enough for kobe ....why 30 mil.......
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:05 AM   #56
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Default Re: Mark Cuban suggests that Lakers consider using amnesty on Kobe Bryant

Cuban has a valid point from an owners stand point , but there is two facts here:

Kobe is in decline , but the amensty clause would be to early on him.
I see him with at least two years of good bball if not some very great games.

BUT look at the money - my word 85 million the Lakers have to pay out in Lux tax.
Granted the Lakers have the cash , but that is a significant amount of money to pay additionally for a player that Buess was thinking was the second coming of Jordan , that will never be.

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Amnesty Kobe would be smart in their rebuild process , problem is Kobe is holding back the future of the Lakers as we speak.
FACT.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:54 PM   #57
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Why are people even discussing this? You're out of touch with reality if you think they'll even consider this. So many reasons why it makes no sense. You still have to pay a player his salary if you amnesty him, so the Lakers would pay Kobe $30m to NOT play for them?

This
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:03 PM   #58
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why is 20 mil not enough for kobe ....why 30 mil.......

Since the dawn of the nba, only one guy has had a 30 mil salary (and he did it 2x) Next year there will be two. Pretty sure u can guess the two names.

Thats why
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:19 PM   #59
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Since the dawn of the nba, only one guy has had a 30 mil salary (and he did it 2x) Next year there will be two. Pretty sure u can guess the two names.

Thats why

kobe wants to be like mike that badly ??
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:32 PM   #60
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kobe wants to be like mike that badly ??

Could be about Mike, could be about doing something only 1 guy has ever done. Had it been KG the only guy touching that salary i still think Kobe would gun for it. Salary is an important thing for these guys with big egos, its bragging rights
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