Bryant does his talking on the court as Lakers beat Mavs.
Following Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s comments last week, Kobe Bryant responded on Sunday as he guided the Los Angeles Lakers to a 103-99 win over the Mavs.
Speaking to ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM ahead of the meeting, Cuban questioned whether the Lakers should contemplate amnesty on Bryant, considering their restricted finances ahead of next season.
However, the ‘Black Mamba’ has other ideas, as he went on to shoot 38 points in the win in Dallas, and continued to prove just how important he is to the Lakers.
Bryant took to Twitter after the game, and simply responded with “Amnesty THAT”.
Cuban went on to explain after the game that he was merely trying to help explain the collective bargaining agreement, and was using Bryant as a hypothetical example.
The Lakers are set to shell out $30.45 million on Kobe’s contract next season, and should they decide to hold on to Dwight Howard, they are likely to face luxury tax penalties.
However, Cuban took the defeat, and Kobe’s response, gracefully when responding on the social media network.
“Nice to know there is at least one team and their players, outside the Mavs, that listens to everything I say.
“But I do have to give props to @kobebryant for a great tweet. #Welldone.”
With Bryant leading all shooting guards in points, assists and rebounds, it is highly unlikely that the Lakers will be going down the Cuban road.