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Kobe won't guarantee staying put

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07:28 AM ET 10.31 | In a wide-ranging, though occasionally curt, interview, Kobe Bryant addressed his present and his basketball future in Los Angeles -- sort of. Q: [Lakers VP] Jim Buss has said that he is not going to let you become a free agent or go elsewhere. Your thoughts on those words? Bryant: "I thought it was a great actually on his part to kind of silence some of the conversation that was brewing. I'm sure we will be in conversation. I'll let [my agent] Rob [Pelinka] handle that." ... Q: So that means you won't explore free agency next summer? Bryant: "Am I a free agent right now? No. Next summer is next summer. How do I know what is going to happen? Jim Buss just said they're going to start conversations now. We will start the conversations and go from there."

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October 31, 2013  08:02 AM ET

Kobe won't guarantee staying put



Wouldn't be a good position for his agent otherwise...



Let another thread be the thread of the day - please.

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October 31, 2013  08:40 AM ET

$30 million per year it is...

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October 31, 2013  08:51 AM ET

The closet Laker Fans are going to have a field day today...!!!

October 31, 2013  09:00 AM ET
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Anybody know what kind of light bulbs they use in the Toyota Center?Because the lights certainly were not to bright for Howard in game 1.MONSTER night for that guy. Who said he was past his prime?...lmaoSo many great games last night. The Spurs are...well, the Spurs.The Warriors look like contenders and Kevin Love is just....RUDE!Dagger...I'm just glad it wasn't against the Clippers this time. Congrats to my Sweaty Palmed friend!Guam and Otis' Mavs looked good and the Cavs gutted one out.We are gonna have to grin and bear it with Russ today.Thompson was all that he said he'd be.Gotta give love to Sacto too.Now every team in Cali has a quality win this season except....* runs away crying *

Mavs looked promising last night. The pick and pop is back w/ a younger player and quicker Monta.

October 31, 2013  09:01 AM ET
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The closet Laker Fans are going to have a field day today...!!!

They already have my man. You can tell by the way they laugh to keep from crying.

October 31, 2013  09:02 AM ET
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The closet Laker Fans are going to have a field day today...!!!

Nah! I'll let them do that to themselves! lol

October 31, 2013  09:03 AM ET

Kobe bolts to NY to join Melo... LOL!!! I kid I kid...

October 31, 2013  09:04 AM ET
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So, the Basketball God's must have been Laughing there you know what's off last night.Just give Carter-Williams the ROY trophy now.

Miles Plumlee will be in that discussion.

October 31, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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Anybody know what kind of light bulbs they use in the Toyota Center?Because the lights certainly were not to bright for Howard in game 1.MONSTER night for that guy. Who said he was past his prime?...lmaoSo many great games last night. The Spurs are...well, the Spurs.The Warriors look like contenders and Kevin Love is just....RUDE!Dagger...I'm just glad it wasn't against the Clippers this time. Congrats to my Sweaty Palmed friend!Guam and Otis' Mavs looked good and the Cavs gutted one out.We are gonna have to grin and bear it with Russ today.Thompson was all that he said he'd be.Gotta give love to Sacto too.Now every team in Cali has a quality win this season except....* runs away crying *

Russ said he's limited.

LOL.

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October 31, 2013  09:09 AM ET

OKC had a 3 point win over a bad Utah team.

October 31, 2013  09:11 AM ET

What happened to the Lakers, Guam? Guess they aren't better without Kobe, huh?

LOL.

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