A few days ago, Mark Cuban suggested that, due to the new rules in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), the Lakers should consider using the amnesty clause on Kobe Bryant. The Lakers and Kobe responded; the team said the comments were inappropriate while Kobe said that Dallas would love that.
Well, Kobe and the Lakers faced Dallas earlier this Sunday, beating them, 103-99, in a hotly contested game. Kobe Bryant went for 38 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists in an outstanding performance. Then after the game, Kobe took to Twitter with possibly one of the best tweets of all-time.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) February 24, 2013
That was pretty much all Kobe needed to say. Game. Set. Match.
The Lakers, at 28-29, have pulled to within 2.5 games of the eighth-seeded Houston Rockets. The Dallas Mavericks fell to 25-30 and are now two games behind the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers face the very tough Nuggets at Denver on Monday night.
Maybe Kobe will have another of those virtuoso performances on Monday. Kobe has scored 78 points in his last two games (he scored 40 against Portland).