L.A. Times: Technically speaking, the Lakers are in trouble, and not just because they’re in a three-way logjam for second place in the Western Conference.

Kobe Bryant is collecting technical fouls in a flurry and will be automatically suspended by the league for one game if he picks up one more technical in the Lakers’ last 10 regular-season games.

He has 15 technical fouls after receiving two in Wednesday’s embarrassing 108-95 home loss to Charlotte.

Bryant had only four technical fouls through Jan. 12, but has since gone on a virtual one-a-week spree, collecting 11 in the last 11 weeks.

It has been an uncomfortable issue for the Lakers at the end of the last few seasons. Bryant had 14 technical fouls last season and 15 in 2005-06.

In addition, he has racked up $22,500 in fines associated with technical fouls this season. He was sent a warning letter by the NBA after he picked up his 12th technical foul earlier this month.

If Bryant received his 16th technical in the last game of the regular season, against Sacramento on April 15, he would be suspended for the first game of the playoffs.

Bryant left without talking to reporters after Thursday’s practice.

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  • Phant0M

    isnt this OLLD.?

  • xxv112002

    “If Bryant received his 16th technical in the last game of the regular season, against Sacramento on April 15, he would be suspended for the first game of the playoffs.”

    Really? I was thinking he would be suspended next season instead? Isn’t it once the Playoffs start, the technicals would be written off (since it’s the “off season”?

    Well I guess if he has to do it. Do it before the Queens game! Haha.

  • Lakers 24 7

    Kobe will keep his composure, but I know the reffs will not give him any calls from now on so he’ll get pissed and yell at them and so they can give him a tech lol..besides 15 techs aint nothing compared to Rasheed’s record setting 41 techs

  • sepehr

    The bad thing is that any technical fouls after the 16th one will result in a one game ban in the immediate game. But I’m sure Kobe can control himself.

  • Laaffiliation024

    [Comment ID #31175 Will Be Quoted Here]
    That’s what I was thinking.

  • MILO

    [Comment ID #31185 Will Be Quoted Here]

    yes and you can even add yet another l to it if you’de like

    lol

  • Mr. B-DAY

    luke walton should be fined for not bein good n consistent n lookin funny wen he plays

  • BEC

    I find it funny that you guys put in bold the $22,500 fine, I dont think kobe really cares about $22,500, seeing that he does have 9 figures of money coming from the lakers plus another 7-8 figs from sponsors.

  • Jack

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    nonono. the suspension will be proceeded in the playoffs. ONLY the Ts will not be counted anymore, but the next game suspension will be effective in the next game.

  • west213

    lmao 22,000 nothing for kobe, he makes like 20 mil per year with the commercials and stuff…

  • tradekwame11

    if he dosen’t get 16 i until the playoffs does he still get suspended?

  • Jack

    [Comment ID #31225 Will Be Quoted Here]

    If Kobe doesn’t get any technical until the last game of the regular season (i.e.against the kings), everything’s all right. But, if Kobe picks up a T at the last game against Kings, he will have to seat out the first game of the playoffs.

    However, once the playoffs start, every player will have a fresh count of 7 Technicals.

    P.S. I don’t think Kobe is a dirty player, it’s just his competative nature that forces him to argue if he was mistreated. The NBA would be better off just fining the players for getting Ts. Suspension should only be applied for flagrant fouls, coz that is dirty play. Why the fcuk isn’t Newbie playing????????

  • Smush Walton

    The league needs to start fining some of these worthless refs when they make blatantly stupid calls!

  • UtahKobeKiller

    I hope he gets that last technical in the Kings game, loses, and then has to sit out the first game of the playoffs and ends up losing in the first round. That would be the greatest thing in the world!

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