Could Kobe be pushing for Lakers to pursue Kidd with the MLE. It’s an interesting thought.

ESPN: The growing sense in Dallas is that there are only two threats to the Mavericks’ hopes of re-signing Jason Kidd this summer.

1. Kobe Bryant convincing big-guard-loving Phil Jackson and the Lakers to make a run at his dear friend Kidd with L.A.’s midlevel exception.

2. LeBron James convincing the Cavs to make a run at his dear friend Kidd with their midlevel exception.

  • baltimoresbest01

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • Erik

    This is what I’ve been saying the whole time. Kidd and Kobe are great friends and at this point in his career Kidd wants a championship more than anything. We just have to hope Kobe can persuade him over James.

  • True Lakers Fan

    no

  • Andrew Rafner

    wrong time for this

  • http://www.visionofthefans.com Chris Manning

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    It’s speculative from ESPN, anyways.

  • http://www.lakersvolssparks.blogspot.com Margo

    WHEN WE WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP THIS SEASON, THAT WILL BE ALL JASON KIDD NEED TO CONVINCE HIM TO COME TO LA, CAUSE WE HAVE THE BETTER SUPPORTING CAST, AND MORE PEOPLE HE CAN AVG. TD’S WITH, FROM KOBE, PAU, DREW, AND EVEN L.O.

  • PAUL PIERCE IS THE GREATEST

    CELTICS IS THE BEST!!!

    FAKERS WILL ALWAYS SUCK!!!

    STUPID FAKERS FANS ALWAYS THINKING THEY CAN LAND SUCH BIG NAME STARS!!!

    JUST ADMIT YOU GUYS SUCK AND LET THE BLAZERS BEAT YOU ALREADY! AT LEAST THEY WILL BE BETTER COMPETITION IN THE FINALS BITCHES!!!

    CELTICS ALL DAY EVERYDAY!!!!

  • http://myspace.com/nathen2 OaklandLakers

    Everytime “Paul Pierce Is the Greatest” uses the name Fakers. I gotta laugh. You know when you say somethin stupid & it comes around to bang a nig6a over the head. Shit aha Just click “it tops off my story”
    http://www.odt.co.nz/files/story/2008/06/pierce.jpg

  • YellowPurpleFever

    yEAh this article is way too early. we Not even in the playoffs yet.
    But, I’d love to have Kidd here for the MLE. We’ll give them Fluke or Adam or Sash

  • MJ

    Hey “Paul Pierce is the Greatest”, didn’t the Celts go for big name players before also? Let me refresh your mind, isn’t Garnett, Allen, and Marbury big name stars? It’s all part of the game, as teams try to get better.

    The Celts are losing badly lately that their fans have to go to other blogs to talk trash.

    I like your ending OaklandLakers!

    Lakers all the way!

  • green_apple

    if it is true, then that means that we are looking forward to signing ariza, odom, and kidd. last i heard we are already over the cap space.

  • LakersFirst

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    The Fakers, such a lame name. You know what’s the greatest nickname for a sports team

    BOSTON SUCKDICS!!!

    hahahahahahha

    All of us should go the redsarmy site, everyday, and say “Hello Suckdic fans. How is the curse of Marbury treating you

    HAHAHAHAHAHAH

    The Suckdics fell for signing Marbury, HAHAHAHAHA. Stupid A**es

  • LakersFirst

    Yes, the Lakers do have a shot at landing Kidd, however, Kidd would have to settle for coming to the Lakers for the Veterans minimum, as the MLE will most likely be offered to Ariza. The Lakers do not have Bird Rights to Ariza, so I think the MLE is the only way they can keep Ariza.

  • FLUKE

    In my oppinion, we shouldn’t even be talking about this. But since we are, this is what I would do if I were working at the front office.

    -Sign Ariza before anyone can even talk to him, a smooth 3-5 year contract. He has a future and I wouldn’t be suprised if his AVG went up to around 12-15 PPG.
    -See if Odom will sign for a little over the minimum. I believe his contract is 14 million and we should bring him down to 10 or 9.
    -Sign Kidd (or insert big name here) to a 1 or MAYBE 2 year contract. No one will really last but after getting deep into the playoffs and being consistent in the regular season a lot of good players are going to be signing to the Cavs but I hope we don’t make the same mistake we did during the “FAB 4″ and sign every player until we couldn’t have a decent player for another decade.

  • Paul

    Wow I wouldn’t be surprised if Kidd goes to Cleveland. Ierno about him going to the Lakers though.. that would be interesting.

    Paul Pierce is the greatest? Lol you never hear anything about that besides himself and his cocky mouth saying he’s better than Kobe Bryant.

  • Lker Roger

    hell yeah get him mitch trade mobenga sasha luke sorry ass farmar and o dumb for jason kidd or jason terry these bums need to go also look to trade bynum hes a wimp ass boy man maybe he could carry d howards luggage these dudes have less heart than any laker they dont even belong on the same bus.

  • kobe-wan kenobi

    sign ariza-
    drop ODUMB FARMAR
    sign kidd (kidd with fast pace lakers and his rebounding ability would play great for 25 min)

  • http://Twitter LBKing25

    That is the dumbest thing i have heard Kidd is old as hell you cant drop Farmar he is the future along with ariza and bynum

  • LakersFirst

    Another free agent that will be available after this year that people forget to mention is Allen Iverson. He’s stated that he has all the money he wants and wants a ring. Well if he wants a ring, he’ll most likely take a major salary cut. Would anyone take a gamble on going after Allen Iverson?

  • Geloman

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    Iverson makes every team he goes to worse. Ask Detroit when they traded Billups for him. Ask Denver when they couldn’t make it out of the first round while he was there. Sorry, but no thanks.

    As far as Kidd is concerned. Not too sure about that. Fish has been great as the starter and knows the triangle like the back of his hand. A 38 year old backing up a 37 year old. Doesn’t sound very appealing.

  • Fartmore

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    Fartmore, Vujabrick and Puke – we’re carrying too much non-talent here. Mitch should do whatever can to get a quality player for one or more of these rags.

  • KING-BQ

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    Odom?

    U R STUPID, MAN!

    We dont need Kidd….. We have Farmer! Kidd iz too old.

    GET CP3 *rofl*

  • xtro

    kidd is a big guard. he plays defense. phil loves big guard.

  • Brooke

    Funny how someone with the name Paul Pierce is the greatest is calling the Lakers Fakers? This coming from someone who who supports a guy who fakes a injury and needed a wheelchair

    how are you so called Celtdicks doing? 3rd in East BWAH Um what do you call Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen?? The Celtics would still be nothing if they didnt get them and Pierce would still be on a crappy team

  • Butch

    I totally agree with Geloman. A.I. would be a terrible signing! He’d never buy into the Laker philosophy of team ball. No different than Boston signing Marbury.
    Butch

  • PAUL PIERCE IS THE GREATEST

    THAT”S RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YOU ALL KNOW THAT PAUL PIERCE IS >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> THAN KOBE “THE BALLHOG”!!!

    AT LEAST OUR TEAM AS A WHOLE PLAYS WITH PASSION UNLIKE YOUR SCRUB, EMOTIONLESS GROUP OF PLAYERS YOU CALL A “TEAM”

    PLEASE!!! THE FAKERS WILL ALWAYS SUCK!

    CELTICS BABAYY!!!

  • LakersFirst

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    Paul Pierce has clearly demonstrated that he is NOT a leader. Without KG, he is nothing. Before KG, he did nothing to help the Suckdics out. I’m sorry, what was the Suckdic record before KG arrived?

    It was crap

  • http://TheLakersNation.info Billy Kupchak

    TLN! Kidd/Fish/Farmar @ the 1? :cool:

  • Jackie Taylor

    First of all, I’ve known Jason Kidd almost my entire life. We grew together in the Bay and the guy’s a first class douche as a human being. He can ball, but only slightly. I honestly think Cuban giving away everything (and by everything I mean the powerhouse Devin Harris) to get him was a HUGE mistake. I have major problems with this deal starting with the fact that Kidd’s old and only getting older. 2nd of all, he’s not that good. 3rd of all, knowing both him and Kobe personally, (I’m a sports writer) I will say that there’s only room for one ego that size at Staples and it ain’t gonna be J’s.

  • http://N/A KobeFan

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    I seem to recall Boston losing both regular season games to the Lakers… losses which also ended the Celtics longest winning streaks of the season. You talk smack about the Lakers losing to Portland, a playoff bound team, but you fail to remember that the Celtics lost to the Clippers who are lottery bound yet again?