The 7-footers go up against Raptors' big men O'Neal (6-11) and Bosh (6-10) in exhibition win.
It was subtle this time, but apparently MVP status doesn't make Kobe Bryant immune from a few jabs from his ever-pugilistic coach Phil Jackson.
Not that it's a huge deal, considering how deep the Lakers are this year, but Phil Jackson reminded everyone that the Lakers must trim their roster down to 15 by Tuesday.
Coach says, 'It's who finishes games that's important.'
Young center is full of potential, but he hasn't done it over a full season yet.
Tex Winter has always admired how Phil Jackson will keep his thoughts to himself. He takes counsel and advice from his assistants, but Jackson hardly ever lets them know what he's thinking.
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The center is in the final year of his contract and could become a restricted free agent next year if the Lakers don't sign him to an extension by Oct. 31.
After the Los Angeles Lakers' failure to capture the 2008 NBA title, fans turned immediately to consoling themselves with thoughts of the roster-that-could-be in 2008/2009.
Early in training camp, the Lakers considered carrying just 13 players, but now it appears DJ Mbenga has earned a roster spot and that rookie guard Joe Crawford will get the nod over Coby Karl.
A Marion-for-Odom swap might make the most sense for both parties involved, though I've heard there's interest in Odom in quite a few cities, including Cleveland, Chicago, New Jersey, New York and Orlando.
Andrew and David convene for the Wednesday edition of the Voice of the Nation Podcast and are joined by special guest Ramona Shelburne of the Daily News and Papa Bear, Kam Pashai, checks in to debrief the TLN Vegas Trip. David also ridicules Andrew about his fashion sense.
Lakers spokesman John Black announced Tuesday afternoon that guard Sasha Vujacic has an vulsion fracture of the left ankle and will cease most basketball-related activities for the next 10-14 days.
The 2008-2009 Laker season is nearly upon us and, as every Laker fan knows, this is our year. The time is upon us for a Lakers return to glory. Kobe is now nearly redeemed, and this will be his crowning. Our first Shaqless ring of the 21st century. It's time.