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Andrew Bynum on being dealt for Dwight Howard: "I don’t regret anything and personally I think they traded No. 1 for No. 2." Well then.— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) December 16, 2012
Been a while since I've typed out an Andrew Bynum injury update. He said "pain is gone in both knees." Plans to see doc & get MRI on Dec. 20— Mark Medina (@MedinaLakersNBA) December 16, 2012
Bynum on the 7-year 'fro he wished he had grown to put his current hairdo to shame: "It’d be f------ ridiculous right now."— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) December 16, 2012
Kobe on Bynum: "I don't know what he's doing with that perm."— KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) December 17, 2012
Kobe talked to Bynum after the game for 3-4 minutes. He said he couldn't help but notice the perm. Bryant: "I guess he's a trend setter"— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) December 17, 2012
Andrew Bynum said only Laker he has talked to since trade is Pau Gasol— Mark Medina (@MedinaLakersNBA) December 16, 2012
Loud response for Kobe when he was just announced here in Philly. I'd say the boos just barely outweighed the cheers.— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) December 16, 2012
Wow, Philly fans gave Kobe Bryant a standing ovation. OK, maybe all that's left in the building is Lakers fans.— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) December 17, 2012
Kobe said his diet is the key to longevity: "I mean, I came to Philly and didn’t eat a cheesesteak. That’s like … that never happens."— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) December 17, 2012
Kobe on his ball hog reputation: "I wouldn’t say I’m a ball hog. I’m a shooter. I don’t necessarily hog the ball, but I put them up though."— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) December 17, 2012
Kobe continued to suggest retirement after next season, saying about playing additional years: "That's a lot of work."— KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) December 17, 2012
Pau Gasol will practice tomorrow, expected to play Tuesday vs. Charlotte. Nash won't be practicing...yet. #Lakers— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) December 17, 2012
Dwight: " So if the ball comes directly from you to me, you get more assists."
Kobe: " What? No, no, no, that’s not how the Kobe Assist I’ve been practicing works. I pass it to the rim and if it doesn’t go in, THEN you get the ball."
Dwight Howard to Kobe: "OK, I’m confused…when is Phil Jackson supposed to get here?"
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