The Mavs picked up Caron Butler in a trade today; a trade which that makes the Mavs on the same level as the Lakers, says Kobe.
ProBasketball Talk: Kobe, does the trade put the Mavericks on par with the Lakers? “No question,” Kobe said Saturday when asked by our girl Gina Miller whether the trade moves the Mavs to the Lakers’ level. “I hate to say it, but it’s true. … Trust me, I don’t like it by any stretch of the imagination. But it’s a great move by (Dallas). It pains me to say it. But you guys made two great pickups.”