Kobe Bryant received both T’s around the end of the 4th quarter, one more and his suspended one game. We are still trying to see if they carry over into the post-season, but now the rumor is he might be suspended for the manner in which he earned the 2nd technical:

OC Register: It was a loss that saw Bryant firing missed jumpers all over the Staples Center court — and then leaving the court early via an ejection that leaves him on the brink of NBA suspension.

That’s separate from the possibility that Bryant could be suspended for what got him ejected — kicking the ball at referee David Jones — and yelling one last loud expletive at him before exiting.

  • Michael_23

    Had no idea what the 2nd T was all about.

    I wonder how much $$$ the refs had in this.

  • e

    bull$hit calls

  • gugy

    The Lakers can’t be downplay the weak opponents. And the fans here too. Earlier today I read here that the Lakers would win by 30 points. So I hope this is a lesson.

    I really hope Gasol is back Wednesday. We need him.

    Go LAkers

  • SliqRiq

    Bring Kwame back!!!! Take off Gasol from the banner in front. Bunch of cream puffs these guys are, hell at least with Kwame he played thru his injuries.

  • Vudoo

    F**K THE REFS I HOPE THEY ALL GO DIE CAUSE YOU KNOW THEY ARE BETTING ON THESE GAMES. WHY ELSE WOULD THEY MAKE SUCH BS CALLS.

    F**K THE REFS. THEY ARE SO BLIND.

  • Lakers

    I TOLD YOU THAT LAKERS SHOULD HAVE NEVER RELAXED. THIS TEAM MATCH UP VERY WELL AGAINST US. YOU GUYS NEED TO LISTEN TO ME MORE.

  • ryguy2303

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    rofl

  • nyla

    Its Kobe, not the refs. He needs to shut up and play!

  • Lakers

    what does rofl mean?

  • BigThree2k8

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    I told you guys the Spaniard was a SOFT-A$$!!! He’s decent on the offensive end IF, he can stay HEALTHY. Plagued his whole career with foot, ankle, and back problems!!!

  • Banzai

    1 more technical…hmm I doubt Kobe can keep his mouth shut..don’t be surprised..if we can’t beat a Bobcats team..imagine what Memphis and Washington will do…none of these games will be easy..so please people who expect blowouts in favor of the Lakers..stop! just hope for a W!

  • MILO

    The NBA needs to look in on why Kobe is not getting his calls this is getting out of hand.DAVID STERN or whom ever is in charged of over seeing the officials need to do something about it……….

  • ryguy2303

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    Rolling On the Floor Laughing..

    For all you saying Pau is soft…Maybe you should try to play with that sort of injury. But wouldn’t you rather have him be ready for the playoffs and not for some terrible teams like the Bobcats, Grizzlies and Wizards? Thought so.

  • LakersOnFire

    its like watching our team from last year. =(

  • MILO

    Ever since Pau went out the Lakers have been atempting too many 3’s that the reason of the loss against the Warriors and tonight’s loss as well……………

  • west213

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    YOU SHOULD SHUT THE F U C K UP AND STOP BEING ON THE ZEBRAS SIDE.
    YOU F U C K I N KNOW THAT THE CALLS TODAY VS. BOBCATS WERE BULL.

  • Sako

    for all of you say are now dissing pau cause he’s injured aren’t real fans, you’re bandwagoning phonys, you love the guy when he’s playing but once he gets injured you start calling him a sissy & start saying that he’s soft

  • west213

    I think Kobe should get another technical foul, get suspended one game in regular season, so he wont be suspended during a playoff game. Cuz the playoffs are going to get way more emotional then games vs. BOBCATS, I don’t think Kobe can control his emotions during some harsh playoff game or final.

    don’t you think guys…..?

  • lafanfromindiana

    Being from Indiana but only 40 minutes out of Chicago my tv stations have always been Chicago. During Jordan’s years I likeed watching him until he started crying to the refs about every single call on non-call. Kobe is by far my favorite athlete of all time and I have watched every game this year and the more I watch him the more he reminds me of the crying Jordan. If Kobe misses a shot, he cries for a foul every single time! If he drives to the rim and gets the ball slapped away, instead of getting back on defense he cries to the refs. Just like Jordan and its making me sick. He just needs to play the game. He is the best in the game and he is relying on getting fouled everytime he shoots instead of just going straight up with the ball. He needs to explode to the basket and dunk instead of doing some acrobat shot and falling sideways hoping for the foul.

  • ab4sure

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    You should shut the F uck up and start seeing the light. Kobe is complaining way too much this season. Even PJ has talked about how he needs to control himself. If I am a ref I am not going to continually listen to the whining and complaining either.

  • west213

    IF you were a ref and i was a fan i would run down the court and bust your mother f u c k i n a s s. hate when kids like this respond negative to my comments. if u hate kobe and his whining you shouldnt be here in the first place. f u c k tard.

  • ab4sure

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    if you were a fan you would slip on the floor and fall on your fat ass. Grow up little boy.

  • west213

    okey….just gtfo of lakers nation, you make yourself look bad.
    OUT!

  • ab4sure

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    looks like you can dish it out but you can’t take it.

  • lakers4life

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    hahahahahahah

  • erickson

    as much as im a kobe fan and a laker fan. KOBE whines too MUCH!! look at every play he drives in. almost every single time he looks at the ref with that look like “wtf? wheres my foul”

  • drew

    I don’t know if the technical fouls carry over to the playoffs… because it says you get suspended in the playoffs after your 7th technical, which sounds to me like the season technicals do not carry over to the playoffs. Here is the official rule:

    Section VII—Fines
    A. The following progressive technical foul and ejection schedules will apply.
    (1) REGULAR SEASON
    Technical Fouls 1-5: $1,000 fine each
    Technical Fouls 6-10: $1,500 fine each
    Technical Fouls 11-15: $2,000 fine each (with a warning letter sent when the violator reaches his 12th technical foul)
    Technical Foul 16: $2,500 fine plus one-game suspension
    Each Additional Technical Foul: $2,500 fine
    Each Two Additional Technical Fouls (18, 20, 22, etc.): $2,500 fine plus one-game suspension

    (2) PLAYOFFS
    Technical Fouls 1-2: $1,000 fine each
    Technical Fouls 3-4: $1,500 fine each
    Technical Fouls 5-6: $2,000 fine each (with a warning letter sent when the violator reaches his 5th technical foul)
    Technical Foul 7: $2,500 fine plus one-game suspension
    Each Additional Technical Foul: $2,500 fine
    Each Two Additional Technical Fouls (9, 11, 13, etc.): $2,500 fine plus one-game suspension

    (3) EJECTIONS
    First Ejection: $1,000
    Each Subsequent Ejection: Player’s last ejection fine plus $1,000
    All players will revert to the $1,000 ejection level for the playoffs.

  • ab17

    everybody needs to stfu!!!!!
    yea were playing awful but look at the brightside,
    once playoff time comes around we’re near damn unstoppable with everyone healthy so just be patient u gotta just be patient don’t expect to be spoiled forever,tough losses like these are gonna come around and s h i t happens so be patient…….

    oh yea f u c k the refs lol

  • BigThree2k8

    Wow dissension amongst the LaLa Nation!!! Pretty bad when Blowbe Nuthuggers start complaining about all his whining. Much respect for his game, but no respect for his egotistical schizoid attitude!Just STFU and play!!!

  • ab17

    BigThree2k8

    can you re-word that in basic english language??

  • maadtechlaker

    ab4sure why you only comment when the lakers lose you never say anything positive

  • Jack

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    yeah. so true. and on the dark side, I hope it’s not too late.

  • Jack

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    actually, he’s really heart broken since his beloved Java left. at least we got rid of one smush, now we have Luke left.

  • BringDFishBack

    Stop blaming the refs, Kobe was out of line like he is so much. Kobe needs to learn to shut the F up. It really isn’t that hard, and he’s just hurting his team by doing this.

  • Jack

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    nah boy. the Ts in regular season don’t carry to playoffs. Only the suspension does. Say Kobe gets his final T in the last game of the regular season, then he will server the suspension in the playoffs.

    As for the playoffs, the count starts from 0, all the way till 7, and a game suspension.

  • two0one7

    Technicals do not carry over to the playoffs. Everyone starts with a clean slate, although there’s a different (smaller) limit before you get your first suspension in the playoffs.

  • king.manu

    that was bullshit… the first t on kobe ok but the second??? what??? are you kidding me??

    or the t on luke?? what tha fu** i mean he said sorry and apologized right after the play…. at least it should have been a double technical but that was some seriuos bullshit

  • nyla

    There are quite a few “no calls” on Kobe, but his excessive complaining isn’t doing anything but pissing the refs off and hurting the team. He needs to control himself.

  • kingkb24

    he should probably get the next t outside of the playoffs and sit out a regulr season game

  • lakerschamps08

    we all love kobe except ab4sure but kobe does comlpain A LOT but sometimes hes right and at times hes wrong…he needs to pick his spots or just do my persona favorite when he just stares at the refs not saying anything but just staring at them… kobe has not gotten a lot of calls becaz hes telling the refs how to do their job and nobody liks it when they are told how to their job that they have been working for a long time. but that bald ref sucks..when he is the ref for lakers games they always lose..

  • ab4sure

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    you obviously don’t read all comments and furthermore are you still hating on Bynum. You sided with kobe and wanted his ass shipped out. Why were you so negative? I guess you back on the boat with Bynum. Thank god you weren’t the GM.

  • ab4sure

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    YOu were a critt hater from the beginning because you sucked on Sasha alot. Sasha is a good player but long term Critt will be the better player. Remember this is Sasha’s 4th yr. i believe which is a huge advantage. The Lakers had to trade Critt to get Gasol so I was not disappointed in getting Gasol. You obviously can’t evaluate talent. Stick to what you do best, Jack-off.

  • ab4sure

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    Love the Lakers and appreciate Kobe’s talent. Sorry I don’t put my lips up to any players rear end. We know where your lips are.

  • lakerschamps08

    ab4sure see man i knew u gonna say something like that caz u always do.. but u rether have lebron over kobe but u appreciate kobes talent come on…

  • http://lakers tradeLuke

    1 more technical….I THINK HE SHOULD HAVE A TECHNICAL ON PURPOSE RITE KNOW IN THE SEASON BECAUSE IN PLAYOFF TIME WE CANT AFFORD NOT HAVING KOBE>….n Im SURE HE IS GOIN TO HAVE ANOTHER 1…SO HAVe it RITE KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lakerfanatic7

    did the rules change? i remember when the technical foul rule came out they said that T’s do not roll over into the playoffs. They start fresh and the limit is 7 instead of 16 before a suspension is handed out.

  • ab4sure

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    truth hurts i guess

  • LakerGraffiti

    KB needs to quit bashing the reff’s all the time. You know that stuff gets around and it aint helping him one bit.

  • ab4sure

    Technicals don’t carry over to the PO’s.

    http://www.nba.com/media/rule_book_2007-08.pdf

    Pg 42 of the rule book.

  • T-Dub

    Hey AB, you’re in rare form today…LOL…Listen guys, Kobe is a professional. He knows exactly what he’s doing. He pushed the limit, now he’ll back off, play the victim, and get all the sympathy calls in the playoffs. This guys been around 12 years, he knows what he’s doing.

  • lakerschamps08

    wat while u may be in kobes ass u sure are in lebrons… all im saying is kobe needs to just stare at the refs not say a word but just stare at them

  • ab4sure

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    Actually my favorite player is Bynum so your way off there. So you say kobe just needs to stare at the refs??? Rasheed Wallace got a tech for that. How bout just play ball??? That is what he gets paid to do and when he does that he will earn the respect of the refs and get more calls. Then he will be able to argue in the future. MJ earned the respect of the refs and kobe can too.

  • 1ofMany

    Kobe will probably receive his 16th before the playoffs… and it wouldnt surpise me if it is initiated purposely by Kobe. It will be his way of making sure the team can play through tough situations before the playoffs arive. Something that PJ might even encourage.

  • e

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    thank God, and yeah i agree with you..i would say i love kobe more than anyone here, but i will be the first to agree that when he gets going even i want him to take a breather bcuz he’s an emotional player…however, i think as of late (before last night) he was doing a pretty good job at trying to keep his mouth shut..last night he just burst which sucks

  • DCLAKER

    I didn’t see the game(I’m on the East Coast)but I saw the highlights and that Kobe tech was bullsh!@ but Kobe does needs to know that the refs are out for blood(his mainly)so he has to know when to walk away.

    I think we ALL need to chill off the Lakers because these guys have played there hearts out these past couple of weeks after losing Gasol,GIVE’EM SOME F!@#IN’ CREDIT ALREADY!

    ….and how did Luke do? Should I even ask this question,ah what the hell,HOW DID LUKE DO and is he really and can we get Caron Butler back(I bet kobe whispers in his ear,”we need somebody at the ‘3’spot,Dwayne Wade did the same to LO).

  • Short Diezel

    I AM A HUGE KOBE FAN, BUT I HAVE TO AGREE KOBE NEEDS TO STOP COMPLAINING ON EVERY NON-CALL..

    IT SEEMS EVERY TIME HE DOESN’T MAKE THE SHOT, HE COMPLAINS.. IT NOT ONLY DISRUPTS THE GAME, BUT WEAKENS THE TEAM DEFENSIVELY BECAUSE KOBE IS ARGUING WITH THE REF INSTEAD OF HUSTLING BACK ON DEFENSE..

    AND TO BE HONEST, HE COMPLAINS A LOT ON PLAYS THAT AREN’T FOULS..

  • DCLAKER

    Alot of them calls are fouls,I can hearthe smacking of the hand through my TV and I don’t have HD but he needs to chill.

  • west213

    ab4sure you should reeally gtfo of LA Nation. I swer dawg ur gonna get your ass whoopD.

  • DCLAKER

    OK,not only Kobe but(damn near)EVERYBODY(MY BLACK A@$ INCLUDED)NEEDS TO CHILL. Nobody can fight on the internet.

  • e

    wtf? why the early suspension??? it doesnt matter, the rules are rules, it wasnt a flagrant foul, it was a second tech that got him kicked out…so many other nba players say stuff like f*ck you before they leave and nothing of this sort happens to them

  • DCLAKER

    I went on Lakers.com and Phil said Kobe is bothered by an ankle injury and that he couldn’t get pass his defender as quickly as he would like to,THIS REALLY SUCKS(Now I know why he’s frustrated).

  • MILO

    He said fu-ck you to the official before he left but does that really justify a suspension shit he was already thrown out he snuck the fu-ck you in there to make it worth it……….

  • KONG!

    Ok, Ok, everyone just take a breather.

    First: Kobe needs to stop complaining so much. He also needs to stop ball faking because only rookies are falling for it.

    Second: The Refs don’t give Kobe his due fouls because he does complain on every call. I know, I have seen every game this season and it’s brushing off on the rest of the team. Get back on D.

    Third: Please Kobe, control your anger. The Refs are EXTREMELY lenient when you show then up during games.

    Forth: Some game, Kobe won’t get the calls because the Refs are paid-off.

    Fifth: F U C K you Stern!

  • 24allup inya

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    you’re stupid why the fu-ck would you want him to get suspended at any time???

  • DCLAKER

    KONG,YOUR A F%&#IN’ GENIUS,HOMIE!!!

  • http://thelakersation.com/blog PauKobeBynumDynasty

    I am a huge Kobe and Laker fan, but he has to turn it down a notch. We can’t lose to the Bobcats in that kind of manner.

    Pau better come back Sunday or Wednesday at the most!! I live in Washington and love to see the Wizards and Arenas lose (but i do like Arenas a lot).

    GO LAKERS!!!

  • ab4sure

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    didn’t you fall on your fat ass on the court earlier. Now get those towels and wipe the floor.

  • as1084

    i like kobe and he is my fav player but the dude does complain a lot! every time he drives in the lane he thinks he got fouled. even when he makes it he is always bitching about the and 1. the dude seriously needs to stop bitching! players get fouled every game and some times they are called and sometimes they aren’t…get over it and keep playing.

  • kevin

    stern hates kobe. remember those atrotious suspensions last year because of the flopper (manu) and marco jaric. i mean come on! how would he know that they were behind him. stern! your atrotious!

  • drake hunter

    The Lakers are being so cautious about their injured players and not rushing them back that they might as well sit them out the rest of the season and get 100% healthy is thats what they want because their for damn sure not gonna be 100% healthy when they come back. If the Lakers lose more games like the ones they lost last night to the Bobcats, they deserve to miss the playoffs. Kobe is playing with I don’t know how many injuries not to mention he also sprained his ankle and the guy keeps playing and the reason is because he’s got so much heart and the will to win. I swear I sprained my ankle so many times and it takes like a week to heal. Alot of our injured players need to suck it up and just come back and play through the pain even if their 90% healthy because its really getting annoying to read about the injuries and if or when their gonna come back. Like I said, you want them healthy, screw the rest of the season and let them rehab so Kobe can have his surgery. We’re in a damn hunt for playoff positioning and haven’t even secured a playoff spot yet and alot of our veteran stars Kobe, Fish, and Odom are logging some heavy minutes. They need some help fast and all Laker management keeps saying is another week, another week, two more games, before playoffs, after playoffs, this tuesday, next sunday. F U C K E N just bring them back already! You don’t seem to care about Kobes injury and you let him play through it and he’s the freakin franchise. All the Lakers looked tired against the Bobcats and what they need is an injection of new life with their injured players returning to the court to help. F U C K we’re in the playoffs right now in the west before the playoffs even started. Kobe get the 16th technical so you can get some rest and force the Laker organization to speed up the recovery process of the other injured players. Maybe we need to start slipping more in the standings before they feel any urgency to bring anyone back. Gasol keeps getting pushed back, Bynum’s date keeps changing, Ariza doesn’t feel any pain yet he’s still not playing, and I don’t know what the F U C K is wrong with Mihm but theirs no time frame for him either to come back. Thats our interior/exterior defensive low post presence shot blocking rebounding athleticism we’re missing and then I ask you why did we lose to the Bobcats!

  • LEADERFISH

    Someone needs to take a chill pill and relax. Have a beer!!!

  • west213

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    how old r u? really get a life. and listen, if your going to complain about Kobe always talking back to the refs, don’t f uckin do it in here. go to refnation.com or somethin…

  • Mr. Juan / Your Warlock

    All this talk, about when this or that player, is or might play, is getting truly ridiculous….Man, if you got no pain, then why not play at least half-assed, so that you might get accustomed and in game shape, sooner than later….If you play at least half-assed (meaning being very careful not to over extend yourself), for at least a few minutes per game, THEN WTF ARE YOU AFRAID OF!….GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ

  • ab4sure

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    I am not the only one saying it and why do you bring it up again??? Have you finished cleaning the floor??? Are you going to tell everyone else on the site the same thing that they can’t complain??? East that is a really weak argument.

  • Jack

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    gosss.. there is smthing really wrong with ab4sure these days.

    Kobe is starting to get frustated right now, so are the nation.

    Is this the beginning of a big downfall??????? Seriously, what will happen if we lose the grudge match tomorrow? I don’t feel good. I want everything back to normal, like we did for the most part of the season.

  • Mr. Juan / Your Warlock

    CHECK YOURSELF…Crittenton was and had been overrated by the Lakers Bras, for just exactly what took place….A trade in the Lakers favor….Mustard on the hot dog looks good for show, but when it can’t stay on, while driving thru the hood, Then only Filet Mignon-(Gasol)-will cut it!….The Lakers new exactly what they were doing in Keeping Sasha and moving Crit….NOW AND FOR ALL TIME!

  • Smush Walton

    Every time Kobe shoots in the paint he yells out “HEY! HEY! HEY!”. Sometimes he does this before he has even reached the defender. He does this constantly to the point where it is absurd! Then when he doesn’t get his call he flails his arms, yells at the refs, and throws his usual hissy fit.

    If he didn’t do this EACH AND EVERY TIME HE DROVE perhaps the refs would be more sympathetic, but after a while who can blame them for tuning him out?

    He needs to just learn to play and keep his GD mouth shut!

    Also, I think something has to be done about the growing number of LOUSY refs. Sometimes it seems like they think fans pay their money just to see them go through their antics. If players can be suspended for too many technical fouls, then refs can be suspended for too many BLOWN CALLS! Another idea might be for each team to identify maybe three refs that they refuse to have work any of their games. This would give a team the opportunity to avoid being screwed over and over by the same problem refs. Maybe if enough teams identified the same jerks like Steve Javie or Joey Crawford, they could start getting weeded out of the league. Enough is Enough!

  • ab4sure

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    Time will tell. Remember who Memphis wanted??? They didn’t ask for Sasha. It was Critt more than Sasha. Critt has a much higher upside and more skills. Don’t forget all the people throwing Bynum on a bus to the nets or pacers. You were probably one of them.

    Jack your way OFF. Memphis is a Grudge Match??? Hardly. What grudge do the Lakers have against Memphis or Kwame??? It is more a Gratitude Match. Thanking Memphis and Kwame for Gasol. And Jack don’t worry about kobe being frustrated. Does your life revolve around if kobe’s frustrated??? Lakers are one game away from 1st place and your worried if kobe is frustrated???

  • DCLAKER

    Drake Hunter,I feel you speak for everyone really because we’re ALL concerned and that why I LOVE BEING A LAKER FAN AND BEING APART OF LAKERNATION,IT’S NOT A JOB,IT’S WHAT I DO!

    ….and if LUKE doesn’t want to step up against F!@$IN’ Memphis then go across town and get MICKAEL PIETRUS. Lakers can get this guy in the off-season(I wish we can get him NOW). Word is,he’s not happy in G.S. so wants a trade,NOW!!!

  • west213

    ab4sure, bro if I was you i would of stfu already. no one likes you here, look u keep making bad comments about kobe, this is the lakers world you need to find something better to do. and if u respond to this comment, your parents will no longer see u….

  • ab4sure

    west213 what a weak comeback. Looks like you can’t stand on your own two feet you have to cry for help. Think about your comments before you write. You want kobe to get another technical because he can’t control himself. Please…. that is abit stupid. Kobe can control himself and he will probably do just that by not saying much to the refs. Please say something intelligent when you respond.

  • Mr. Juan / Your Warlock

    HEY AB4SURE, CAN’T YOU HEAR EVERONE CALLING YOU OUT! WHAT A LITTLE IGNORANT PUNK YOU MUST BE!

  • ab4sure

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    That is the best you can do for a response. Weak attempt. Go back to the bench because you got nothing left.