Hubbard: For the Lakers and Kobe, it was good business

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LOS ANGELES – Arriving in at LAX for Thanksgiving proved to be entertaining as usual. Kobe Bryant signed his two-year, $48.5 million extension Monday morning, so by the time my plane touched down late Tuesday, the irrational debate and cheap analysis was kicking into a higher gear among Lakers Nation. This group is one of my favorites because its members live in a self-contained universe where there are only two types of humans – those who are Lakers and those who

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Scotto: Kobe Bryant and Lakers Diagram Newest Championship Blueprint

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Kobe Bryant deserved every penny, if not more, of his two-year, $48.5 million contract extension. And I’ll say this: Bryant doesn’t deserve to be criticized as selfish for the amount of money he will make, and any subsequent cap space the Lakers lose as a result. Two of Bryant’s teammates, Chris Kaman and Xavier Henry, strongly agree. “I personally think he deserved more,” Kaman told SheridanHoops. “I know the only exception with that comment is that it can be hard for teams to

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SH Blog: Melo doesn’t know how to help Shumpert and Smith, Waiters being shopped

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A DARK PLACE FOR NEW YORK: The New York Knicks have now lost seven consecutive games – an unfathomable way to begin the season – to drop to 3-11 overall. They are in the bottom of the Atlantic Division, and Carmelo Anthony admits that the team is now in a dark place, from Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles: “The easiest thing for us to do is just to crumble right now,” Carmelo Anthony said. “We are in a dark place but we have

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SH Blog: Kobe says his two-year contract wasn’t a negotiation, Stoudemire rips Knicks for lack of ball movement

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Monday was a happy day for some, ominous for many others. Some big news broke early in the day about the status of Derrick Rose and Kobe Bryant. The news on Rose was worse than expected, while some may consider the good news for Bryant not so good. See what all the ruckus was about below. DERRICK ROSE OUT FOR THE SEASON: After undergoing successful knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus, the Chicago Bulls declared that Rose would miss the remainder of

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Scotto: Time to Panic for Knicks?

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Coming into this season, I had the New York Knicks taking a step backward in my Sheridan Hoops preview column. But not this far back. New York is tied for the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference with a 3-8 mark and J.R. Smith, arguably the team’s second best player, is in crisis mode. “They say it’s too early to panic,” Smith said after Wednesday’s hard-fought overtime loss to Indiana, the team’s sixth straight home setback. “Me personally, I panic. I don’t

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SH Blog: Hunter claims a man named “Black Mamba” called him in lawsuit, J.R. Smith in panic mode

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We knew things would get ugly when Derek Fisher and the NBPA looked to oust Billy Hunter from his position after the lockout debacle. The ugliness is now in full motion with Hunter suing Fisher and his former employer for a large sum of money, with a bit of a twist in his story telling. Find that, the latest update on Kobe Bryant and much more below. STORY OF THE DAY: Billy Hunter is reportedly suing Derek Fisher, his business manager and

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