Mamba had two words for Mark Cuban.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) February 24, 2013
Bryant did his talking on the court in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s matchup with the Dallas Mavericks, shooting 5-for-5 from the field in the final 12 minutes and hitting a clinching free throw at the end of the Lakers’ 103-99 victory.
Bryant, who went past the 31,000-point mark, was playing in Mark Cuban’s building two days after the outspoken Dallas owner suggested in a radio interview that the Lakers might have to consider dumping the five-time NBA champion through the amnesty clause.
The Lakers responded by calling the comment inappropriate, and Cuban defended himself before the game.
”I’m sure if he wants to amnesty Dirk, that’s something we’ll be willing to entertain,” Bryant told reporters.
Kobe’s 4th-quarter shot chart: twitter.com/johnschuhmann/…
— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) February 24, 2013