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According to Mark Heisler, from the Los Angeles Times, Kobe Bryant is just fine with the Mike Brown hire.

Heisler reports of two meetings Bryant and Brown have had:

Their first was May 31 at Bryant’s home in Newport Beach, on Brown’s way to his news conference in downtown Los Angeles . . . more or less.

Apparently, the meeting went well. The second was 10 days later at the El Segundo practice facility, where they went through plays on the court

 So why the silence from Kobe Bryant?

Unhappy at having been left out of the loop on the hiring, he’s letting his silence speak for him, as he did in after his days or rage in 2007, leaving the Lakers to spend three months wondering if he would report for training camp until he showed up that morning.” Says Heisler

For more in-depth coverage of the lack of public acknowledgement from Bryant, take a listen to Matt “Money” Smith who joined the Voice of the Nation #142  on Wednesday night. Smith spoke about the lack of relationship between Jim Buss, and Kobe Bryant and why he thinks Kobe continues to remain silent on the hire.  (Listen Here)

  • Clemgemd

    Jim Bus may end up being the end of LAker reign!!
    Throw Jim under the Bus, let Mitch run the BallClub….

  • NOPE

    It was really disrespectful when the Lakers(Jim Buss) kept Kobe out of the coaching decision. Kobe is the only Lakers that gave it all every game. 

  • Anonymous

    It’s not Brown Kobe has a problem with, it seems, but Jim Buss. In my mind, Jeannie was the better choice to take over from Dr Buss, but Pops has always had a certain perception of pretty women and that doesn’t include the ability to run a basketball empire. With that working against her it’s impressive she made it as far as she did. But she knows this team and she knows basketball and the NBA.
    Is Brown a BAD decision? I initially reacted with the same Hell No as a lot of us did, but I’m waiting to see. I get the feeling Kobe is in the same mode. If you have nothing good to say, keep quiet. I don’t think he wants to create any public animosity between him an Jimmy Buss and commenting on this might tempt him to say how he really feels about him.
    Kobe will do everything he can to make it work on the court. He’ll work Brown’s system, work his ass off as usual and lead the team as far as they can go, but he’s not happy with Lil Jimmuh.

  • Cclark2005

    The press and MEDIA IS BULLSHIT! makin BS UP! kobe hirred mike brown bet! He doesnt have to speak on it he said they need wrk on defense, quitin tlkin bout kObe n the silence its Nothin

  • daboss1848

    I’m with KB on this own . . . but this is nothing new or surprising in our new Lakers era under Jimmer (what a disgrace).

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  • whuuuuuut

    should’ve at least said something to kobe before the hiring !

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  • laffsatu

    biggest punk EVER in the nba……kobe bryant